Police in the eastern region are unclear about charging chiefs who flouted law restricting social distancing directives to install the new paramount chief of Akuapem.

The police are yet to take a decision on the chiefs who were arrested and granted bail last Friday.

The Akropong District Police Commander, Stephen Tetteh told Joy News he is not certain when the case will be dealt with.

The police in the region arrested 18 persons persons over the weekend in separate incidents for violating the ban on social distancing.

On Friday, April 1, the Akropong district police command apprehended four chiefs for their roles in the installation of the new Akuapehene, Oseadeyo Kwesi Akuffo.

The chiefs, according to the police disregarded the ban on public gatherings and social distancing directives.

The police a day after the arrest of the chiefs also apprehended 14 persons for performing puberty rites at Sawer, a suburb of Somanya for same offences.

For breaching the same ban on social gatherings, they will be put before court on Tuesday, May 5.

But the police are not certain when the Akropong suspects will be charged and prosecuted.

Explaining their rationale, Superintendent Stephen Tetteh said, “they are chiefs and have a huge following so if we are not careful the situation will get out of hands”.

However, the Somanya District Police boss, DSP Isaac Otsin, told Joy News, the Somanya suspects would be put before court on May , 5.