Six police officers interdicted after shooting at Lamashegu Chief’s palace

The Ghana Police Service has interdicted six(6) of its personnel following a riot in Lamashegu, Tamale.

During the violence, the police allegedly shot a 24-year-old man. Eight others also sustained various degrees of injuries.

A statement released by the security agency has it that a team of investigators led by Deputy Director-General of the Criminal Investigation Department had been dispatched to the area.

Personnel from the Police Professional Standards Bureau have also been detailed alongside the CID team to look at professional standard related issues of the incident,” the statement read.

The Northern Regional Police Commander has been tasked to liaise with the affected families and offer them the necessary support in line with Police Regulations.

Police further appealed to the people of Lamashegu and the entire Tamale Metropolis to remain calm as investigations continue into the unfortunate occurrence.

Initial reports indicated that the wounded man was chased to the Lamashegu Chief’s Palace, where he was shot by the officers for refusing to stop when he was ordered to do so.

Six police officers interdicted after shooting at Lamashegu Chief's palace