NPP Chairman, three others charged with rioting at Karaga

Police in Karaga in the Northern region have formally charged the NPP constituency chairman and three others with rioting and causing damage in a two day rebellion against the DCE and a local director in charge of youth employment agency.

Tahiru Zakaria and three others including the acting secretary of the NPP, Abdulai Zakaria were intercepted at a village near Karaga by armed police and brought back to Tamale to answer questions on their alleged roles in a two violence that has uprooted the DCE and the local director of Youth Employment Agency from the area.

The arrested also included; Baba Ali Osman and Mohammed Alhassan whose details the police did not divulge.

They were arrested after regional executives persuaded them to come to Tamale for a party meeting at the Fuo residence of Bugri Naabu.

Top party regional leaders including the Minister and Bugri Naabu all fled out of the region immediately the chairman and his alleged accomplices arrived in the region for the meeting, leaving them under the surveillance of the regional police.

After several hours in the regional capital, the chairman realised the meeting was a sham and decided to travel back home ignoring the invitation by the police.

They were however chased by armed police and arrested at a village only a few metres to the district capital.

All the four, according to police, were identified by the District Chief Executive, Mohammed Yabdoo, as those behind the Wednesday disturbances among the party members over jobs grievances.

The three have since been released on police inquiry bail just a day after they were blocked and arrested while evading police invitation.

The constituency acting secretary Abdulai Ziblim confirmed their discharge and said the party executives in the region took care of the fine.


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