Tamale Police Command Visits Yong Dakpem Yili Community After Several Houses Burnt down
The Northern Regional Police Commander, DCOP Timothy Yoosa Bongs, and his personnel have visited Yong Dakpem Yili, a suburb of the Tamale Metropolis over a chieftaincy conflict that erupted in the area over the weekends
The Northern Regional Police Commander, DCOP Timothy Yoosa Bongs, and his personnel have visited Yong Dakpem Yili, a suburb of the Tamale Metropolis over a chieftaincy conflict that erupted in the area over the weekends.
He was accompanied by senior officers from the police service and the military command.
The joint security visit was aimed to assess the damage caused during the standoff between two brothers, who are bent to become chiefs of the area.
The two feuding factions have been battling over who becomes the traditional ruler of the community (Yong Dakpem Yili).
About Twenty three houses were burnt in the dispute last week.
About 23 houses were burnt in the Yong Dakpem Yili dispute last week
Several farm produce including maize and groundnut were destroyed and burnt by supporters of the two feuding factions.
At the time of the visit, women were seen packing their belongings to nearby communities to seek shelter.
The police commander addressing the media after touring the community said the aim of the visit has not been materialized because none of the leading members are available to help investigations.
He expressed worry about why the feuding factions and their Supporters fleed the area.
He noted that the police responded quickly at the time of the incident with assistance from the Ghana fire service.
The police commander was quick to condemn the violence, stating that his outfit will deal with it as criminal and not chieftaincy conflict.
Meanwhile, about nine (9) people have been arrested from their abode and expected to be processed to court.
At the time of the report, there was an inadequate security presence in the area.