A police raid in Changli, a community in the Northern Region capital of Tamale, has led to the arrest of some 134 persons suspected to have taken part in the assault of a female police officer.
The unnamed officer reportedly blacked out and had to be sent to the Tamale Teaching Hospital for treatment.
She had gone to the community with two of her colleagues to arrest a suspected thief in a case they had been investigating.
“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.
Following on their promise to bring the perpetrators to justice, Supt. Acheampong disclosed that the police gathered information and marked the areas they believed the alleged culprits were.
The raid which happened on Saturday, April 18, led to the arrest of the 134 persons, comprising of 123 male and 11 females.
The arrested persons where sent to the Northern Regional Police Command where they were screened.
Supt. Acheampong explained, some of them have been released after a screening exercise but those found culpable will be charged with rioting against a public officer and resisting arrest, then processed before the court.