14 persons have been arrested by the Eastern Regional Police Command in connection with the attack on the Police Station at Somanya yesterday [Monday].
The Eastern Regional Police PRO, ASP Ebenezer Tetteh who confirmed the development to Citi News said all the 14 suspects are in police custody at Koforidua assisting in investigations.
[contextly_sidebar id=”ex1gtWlpd6cjNYPRlUTLDEyPhy93ZoX0″]“We have arrested 14 people and all of them are in our custody in Koforidua. The first person was arrested in the morning. It was based on his arrest that the people mobilzed and went to vandalize the police station,” he said.
Hundreds of angry youth on Monday evening besieged the Somanya Police station, vandalized property, set fire to a police car, also freed four suspected criminals in police custody.
Their action saw many officers around the station, fleeing for their lives.
Their action was sparked by the arrest of a resident who is accused of masterminding an earlier violent demonstration of residents against the Electricity Company of Ghana over high bills.
ASP Ebenzer Tetteh said, the suspects would be charged with offences including rioting, causing damages, aiding the escape of prisoners from lawful custody, and causing unlawful harm.”
Meanwhile, the Police Administration has assured the public that calm has been restored at Somanya after the Monday evening incident.
In a statement copied to citifmonline.com, the Police said it has put in place adequate security measures to forestall further breach of the peace in the area.
“The Administration has deployed scores of police officers including contingents of action units of the Formed Police Unit, SWAT and Counter Terrorism units to Somanya to maintain law and order,” the statement said.
By: Jonas Nyabor/citifmonline.com/Ghana