Wednesday 13th February, 2019
Accra, Feb. 13, GNA – The Police
Administration Wednesday said it would not tolerate any acts of violence in the
new regions, while announcing the arrest of seven persons in connection with
the burning of the office of the National Patriotic Party at Salaga.
The violence followed the announcement of
Damongo as the capital of the Savannah Region.
These were announced in a statement, signed by
Assistant Commissioner of Police David Eklu, the Director General of the Public
Affairs Directorate, and copied to the Ghana News Agency.
It cautioned that any perpetrator of an
unlawful act in relation to the announcement of new regional capitals would be
dealt with as the Inspector-General of Police had directed all Regional Police
Commanders, whose jurisdictions covered the regional capitals to be announced,
to put in place contingency measures to robustly and swiftly deal with any act
Explaining the arrest, it said the suspects
were picked up upon some intelligence in the early hours of Wednesday morning,
at Salaga, to assist with further investigations.
However, it was in the process of identifying
all the suspects in the violence, it said.
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