A mob of angry youth has reportedly attacked a police station at Bawku in the Northern region to avenge the arrest of an Islamic cleric.
A mob of angry youth has reportedly attacked a police station at Bawku in the Northern region to avenge the arrest of an Islamic cleric. The cleric whose name was given Mukhtari as according to report, was arrested after sending some of his students on the streets to beg. Source FM's Agangi Ibrahim Karimu Azumah who was the scene said the cleric had been warned by the police for his action was arrested late Saturday evening when some of the children were seen loitering on the streets begging for arms. He was subsequently granted bail and asked to report to the police station on Sunday. But Mukhtari return with a group of irate youth who begun vandalising property of the police. The youth Azumah said were chanting war songs demanding to police drop the case against the cleric which they refused. They then started hurling stones at the police and the officers in an attempt to defend themselves fired warning shots which unfortunately hit three people. The three including a woman sustained various degrees of injuries and are currently on admission at Bawku Presbyterian hospital responding to treatment. Karimu Azumah said the police have succeeded in restoring law and order in the town but none of the youth has been arrested.