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W/N: Irate youth attack Police station; vehicle destroyed, gun fired, two injured

A group of irate youth has gone on rampage to attack a police station at Sefwi Bekwai in Western North region to demand release of a motorized tricycle (Pragyia) rider, Kwabena Gyapong, 20, arrested by Police.

The rider reportedly headbutt a police officer to resist a search in the evening while riding to Sefwi Sorano but was overpowered by the Patrol team and sent to the Police station.

Upon hearing the incident, the youth mostly Pragyia riders mobilized to attack the police station with stones and clubs damaging a service vehicle.

It took the intervention of reinforcement team amid sporadic warning shots to bring the situation under control.

Two of the irate youth were injured in the process while four were arrested.

The Sefwi Bekwai District Police Command denied the injuries suffered by the victims were gunshot.

Nana Gyebi Father of the suspect Pragyia rider alleged his son was badly injured but instead of the police sending him to hospital they caged him at the cells.

Mr. Paul Andoh, the Bibiani Ahwianso Bekwai Constituency 1st vice chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) on behalf of the MP for the area Hon. Alfred Obeng Boateng, MP and other opinion leaders in the town visited the police station to help deescalate the tension.

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