The Northern Regional Crime Investigation Department in a dawn raid today [Saturday] arrested some 134 suspects in Changli a suburb of Tamale for allegedly attacking a police officer in the line of duty.
The police officer in the company of two other officers was said to have gone to the neighbourhood to effect an arrest of a suspect believed to be involved in a theft case which is under investigation.
However, some residents mobbed and attacked one of the female officers, who eventually collapsed and was sent to the Tamale Teaching Hospital for medical attention.
According to the Regional Crime Officer, Superintendent Otuo Acheampong, the suspects have been arrested and are currently in police custody.
“Currently, the suspects are in our custody, we are screening and profiling them and investigation is underway.”
He cautioned the public that, “anyone who attacked the police will be investigated and arrested wherever they are irrespective of their status.”
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