Bawku renewed clashes: Five persons remanded in custody

Five persons suspected of murder and discharging of firearms without authority at Bawku in the Upper East Region have been remanded into police custody by the Bolgatanga Circuit court.

The presiding judge of the Bolga circuit court, His Honour Alexander Graham, remanded the suspects to allow the prosecution to complete their investigation.

The suspects were arrested by the Police in Bawku in connection with renewed clashes and the death of four persons.

They will be re-arraigned on May 27, 2022.

The Upper East Regional Police PRO ASP David Fianko-Okyere addressing the media said “If investigations show that any of the five persons has a direct involvement in the killing of these people, then they will be charged.”

He added that another suspect was arrested for abetment of crime in the protracted Bawku disturbances.

“It is believed that he is an illegal arms dealer, and we are getting links he is one of the people who supplied some of the arms to Bawku.”


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