The Ghana Police Service has vowed to arrest and deal with protesting youth who attacked and destroyed properties worth millions at the Lamashegu Divisional Police headquarters and at the revenue office of the Northern Electricity Distribution Company(NEDCo) in Tamale. The youth, incensed by recent brutalities meted out to civilians in an operation to clamp down on illegal usage of electricity undertook what initially started as a peaceful protest but lost their composure and attacked the police station and the offices of the power distribution company. The stones they pelted ended up destroying the windows, doors and cars belonging to staff of the two offices. A statement signed by Acting Director General of Public Affairs, ACP Kwesi Ofori, described the protest that led to the brazing attack on the installations as unlawful and gave clear indication that of the police intent to pursue the perpetrators and bring them to justice. The statement cautioned the youth to desist from engaging violent actions as doing so could land them in trouble with the law.
"Meanwhile, we want to caution the youth to desist from any acts that might jeopardise the peace of the area because they will arrested and prosecuted," the statement warned.
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