134 suspects arrested over reported assault on female police officer in Tamale

Some 134 persons have been arrested as suspected to have taken part in the assault of a female police.

This was after a police raid in Changli, a community in the Northern Region capital of Tamale.

According to reports, the unnamed officer blacked out and had to be sent to the Tamale Teaching Hospital for treatment.

This incident occurred on her mission with two of her colleagues to the community.

She had gone to arrest a suspected thief in a case they had been investigating.

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“They saw the woman and the woman called her son. Her son organised the people in the community who came, attacked the officers and assaulted them,” Northern Regional Crime Officer, Superintendent Otuo Acheampong, told JoyNews’ Martina Bugri.

On account of their promise to bring the perpetrators to justice, Supt. Acheampong disclosed that the police have gathered information. The areas they believed the alleged culprits were have also marked.

The raid which happened on Saturday, April 18, led to the arrest of the 134 persons, comprising of 123 male and 11 females.

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They were then sent to the Northern Regional Police Command for screening.

Furthermore, after the screening exercise,some of them have been released; but those found culpable will be charged with rioting against a public officer and resisting arrest; then processed before the court.