UE/R; Police restrained residents of Talensi from demonstrating over mining accident

DCOP Osei Kwame Ampofo-Duku, UE/R Police Commander

The Upper East Regional Police command last week secured a high court injunction restraining the people of Talensi from embarking on a demonstration to register their displeasure over events leading up to the recent mining accident at Gbane in the Talensi district in which 16 persons perished.

In a release, DCOP Osei Kwame Ampofo-Duku, Upper East Regional Police Commander, warned the general public that any attempt to flout the directive of the high court by any group of persons would be arrested and prosecuted.

The planned demonstration which had been slated for Monday, February 11, was to start from Sheaga in the Talensi District through to Tongo and to Bolgatanga, the regional capital, where a petition would be presented to the Regional Minister for onward submission to the President.

However, the police said the routes and distance earmarked by the organizers of the demonstration are unconventional as their outfit is also constrained with officers and vehicles to police the demonstrators who planned to use motorbikes.

Meanwhile, the convener of the suspended demonstration Charles Boazor expressed shock at the turn of events; claiming the police are being controlled by powers from above.

source; A1 news