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Speaker summons Interior and Defence Ministers over military & police clash

Written by  May 17, 2018
The Speaker of Parliament, Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye has summoned the Minister of Interior, Ambruce Dery and Defence Minister Dominic Nitiwul over the clash between some military officers and police personnel in the Northern region yesterday [Wednesday]. The two ministers are to appear before parliament by next week Tuesday May 21st, 2018, to brief the house on the issue and haw it's been handled. The ruling by the speakers was necessitated after the Minority Leader; Haruna Iddrisu expressed disgust at the issue. ‘’Mr. Speaker, I am inviting you so that the honourable Minister for Interior and the Minister of Defence will be obliged to come before this House and assure the public that we are safe and secured and in particular that the people of Tamale have no reason to want to live in fear and panic,’’ he stated. The situation he decried will lead to lawlessness and will make the public lose trust in both the military and police. Seven officers from the Northern Regional Police Command have been injured after a scuffle with their military counterparts on Wednesday. The police in the Northern region indicated that, one AC2 Eric Danso of the Air Force Unit of GAF had reported to the police CID on Wednesday as part of bail requirement but left the premises unnoticed after he was told he would be arraigned for court. Eric Danso was pursued by two police officers for re-arrest and could only be arrested few meters away from the Tamale branch of the Bank of Ghana, which coincidentally has a military post. Some other military officers who noticed how the colleague was being molested ” by police officers, the military men intervened to defend him and in the process injured the two officers.
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