- Police officers in the Northern Region have fought off an attempt to break a suspect out of jail
- Four live bullets were fired by the police and four more suspects were arrested by the police
- The unidentified suspect was arrested for attacking a contractor working on a piece of land
Police officials in the Northern Region have foiled an attempt by a group of people to break a suspect out of a cell.
YEN.com.gh understands that more than four live bullets were fired at a group that invaded the regional headquarters.
The incident occurred on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, and it created a chaotic scene at the place for several moments.
The situation was however brought under control when officers present reached for more weapons from the police armoury to fight off the attackers.
A number of senior officers, including the regional police spokesman, DSP Mohammed Yussif Tanko, were hounded out from their offices by the multiple gunshots and as they stood and watched their men emanating from directions to stop the raid
Information available shows that the protestors were youth from Vitting, an outskirt suburb of Tamale.
They sought to free a colleague who was arrested on Saturday, November 3, 2018, for attacking a contractor who was working on a piece of land.
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The contractor was said to be illegally erecting structures on the land which belonged to the Ambarriya Senior High School in the community.
The parties have been disputing over the land for several years now until the youth of the community joined the litigation in support of the Ambariyya school authorities.
DSP Tanko disclosed that the land was a subject of long-standing dispute between the community youth and the contractor.
He added that four more people have been arrested following the attack on the police charge office.
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