There is an ongoing clash between police and youth in Tumu, the capital of the Sissala East district of the Upper West region.
The incident follows a swoop carried out by the police in the town yesterday which resulted in the death of one person.The deceased was allegedly shot by a policeman when he attempted to jump into a dam to escape arrest
The deceased, Kanwei Hanidu, 21, was amongst several others who tried to evade capture on Thursday after the swoop on suspected wee smokers by police.
The body of the deceased has been retrieved, with the youth holding the police responsible for the young man’s death.
The angry youth besieged the police station this morning destroying vehicles and other properties belonging to the service.
An eyewitness, Mohammad Basugu told Citi News the situation had created tension in the town.
“Some of them made their way towards the dam, to avoid being arrested. In the process, one of them drown, and they are accusing the police of having caused the death of the deceased, yesterday, by 7 pm the tension died down, but this morning when they retrieved the body from the dam, it has started again. According to report I am receiving from the district office they have besieged the police and vandalised the police station and cause damage to the police vehicle,” he said.
Another person has been confirmed dead, and another who has been hit by a stray bullet in the eye is currently on admission at Tumu government hospital.
Some local of Tumu have prevented the Police from taking the bodies for an autopsy.
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