Tamale: Court remands police officer who shot driver at Lamashegu

The Tamale Circuit Court has remanded Corporal Samson Kweku Darfour into police custody after he was charged with unlawful discharge of weapon and causing harm when he shot a driver at the Lamashegu chief palace.

He was to reappear on the 24th of February 2022.

However, the police officer Monney Koranteng who made derogatory comments about the Lamashegu chief’s palace was also charged with offensive conduct conducive to the breach of peace in Tamale.

He was granted 5,000 bail with two sureties to reappear on the 28th of February 2022 at the Tamale circuit court.

Speaking to GHOne News, Regional Crime Officer Bernard Baba Ananga said the police administration will not shield any police officer who misconducts himself in the line of duty in the region.

Police and residents on Sunday afternoon clashed after officers allegedly shot a 24-year-old man for refusing to stop when police ordered him to.

Initial reports indicated that the wounded man was chased to the Lamashegu Chief’s Palace, where he was shot by the officers.

The incident resulted in the burning of car tyres and wood on some major highways in Tamale.

Some agitated residents also hurled stones at the police patrol team that was at the scene to restore calm.


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