The 2020 Parliamentary Candidate of the governing New Patriotic Party for the Tamale Central constituency, Dr Ibrahim Anyars Imoro today Tuesday visited the Changli community in the Tamale metropolis to empathize with families who suffered mayhem and brutalities allegedly perpetuated by armed men of the Ghana Police Service last Saturday, 18 April.
The Member of Parliament hopeful interacted with Tamale Dakpema, Naa Fuseini Bawa and Chang Naa Abdulai Dawuni and the community members who sustained various degrees of injuries. He expressed his dismay about the incident.
Dr Anyars presented a cash donation of GHS4,000 to the victims and 20 bags of 50kg size bags of sugar to support the affected families in the forthcoming Ramadan ritual.
He also visited one of the residents who suffered severe injuries and currently on admission at the Tamale Teaching Hospital.
Dr Anyars again supported the female victim and her family with another GHS4, 000 to pay the hospital bills and the police woman the community had attacked earlier.
Speaking to the media, the Chief Executive Officer of the Nation Builders Corps (NABCo) appealed for calm in the community and the metropolis at large.
He urged the people to allow the lawful procedures to be used to get to a logical conclusion of the impasse.
He added, “At the end of the day we are a very lawful society and so when things happen I don’t think it’s time to take matters into our own hands, I think we should allow the legal procedures or the lawful processes to take place and in the end the right things would be done.”
“I don’t think people should get agitated needlessly over this matter” Dr Anyars Ibrahim stressed.
Meanwhile, thecustodianonline.com has gathered that, the community members have petitioned the Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery and the Inspector General of the Ghana Police Service, Mr James Oppong Boanuh to transfer the Senior Officers who supervised the violent operation that culminated in several people being assaulted and thousands of valuable properties destroyed in the dawn raiding of the community.
In the petition, the petitioners claim 10 flat screen televisions, 16 satellite dishes, 3 vehicles, 5 motor tricycles, 11 air-conditioners, 16 motor bikes, 4 laptops and 2 polytanks were destroyed.
They also alleged that, about 86 houses were ransacked and some 209 individuals were manhandled.
“Shamefully, we recorded 26 missing cell phones and a total cash amount of GHS9, 940.00 belonging to 11 complainants” the petition added.
The Tamale Dakpema, Naa Fuseini Bawa condemned the incident and called for investigations to be conducted into the issue.
He noted it is unacceptable for the dignity of people to be violated in such manner.