Police on manhunt for 15 suspects over shooting incident at Dakpema palace
The Northern Regional Police Command is on a manhunt for 15 persons suspected of raiding and attacking the Dakpema palace in Tamale on Monday dawn.
Reports gathered by Rainbowradioonline.com indicates that some five individuals including the Dakpema, Naa Fuseini Bawa, sustained several injuries after the unidentified suspects launched a gun attack on the palace over an existing chieftaincy dispute in the area.
The attack took place at after the talking drum was beaten in the palace on Monday dawn, an action that signifies that the Dakpema is the Chief of the area.
The Northern Regional Crime Officer, Superintendent Bernard Baba Ananga, speaking on the issue disclosed that the attack is being treated as a crime.
“We are still getting more information which we think we may not like to share so openly like that because we have suspects to arrest. So we have declared manhunt, or we have declared a kind of Police-military tracking of those suspects that we believe are involved.”
“We had to make sure that we get them arrested and make it known to you. We have about 15 of them who were in a white Toyota Hilux Pickup.
“We believe there were others too as well; maybe the numbers may be higher than that [but] we’d make sure that we pursue them,” he said.