Police have arrested two suspects suspected of being involved in last December’s disturbances at the National Democratic Congress (NDC) youth and women’s congress in Cape Coast, Central Region.
The police had placed 16 suspects on their wanted list.
The police announced Saturday that two of the suspects are in their custody.
According to the police, their names are Abdul Halid Shaibu alias Oluu and Ibrahim Razak.
The police have declared 16 people wanted for causing violent disturbances at the National Democratic Congress Youth and Women’s Congress on December 10, 2022, in Cape Coast.
On Saturday, January 7, 2023, they were apprehended in Tamale, Northern Region.
“While proceedings at the Congress were ongoing, two rival groups violently clashed, throwing stones, blocks, sticks, clubs, chairs, and other objects, injuring three people and destroying property,” police said in a statement.
“Police intervention brought the situation under control, allowing the processes to proceed to completion without incident.”
Following an initial review of Police-specific video footage of the event, 16 suspects have been identified as participants in the violence and have been declared wanted.
A GH10,000.00 reward has been set aside for any member of the public who can provide the police with credible information that leads to the arrest of any of the suspects.
Attached below is a copy of the police statement
POLICE ARREST TWO OF THE 16 WANTED PERSONS IN CONNECTION WITH DISTURBANCES AT NDC’S NATIONAL YOUTH AND WOMEN’S CONGRESS; 14 MORE TO GO
The Police have arrested two people wanted in connection with the violent disturbances that occurred during the NDC’s National Youth and Women’s Congress held on 10th December 2022, at Cape Coast in the Central Region.The two suspects, Abdul Halid Shaibu alias Oluu and Ibrahim Razak, who were among the 16 persons declared wanted for their involvement in the disturbances, were arrested through targeted intelligence operations at Tamale in the Northern Region on 7th January 2023.The two suspects are currently being held in custody, and assisting the Police with the investigations.The faces of the suspects have been shown because they had been declared wanted with their images already displayed in our quest to seek public assistance in getting them arrested.
The targeted intelligence operations are still ongoing to arrest the remaining 14 suspects and we would like to assure the public that we shall surely get them to face justice.
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