Police arrest suspect in renewed Bunkprugu clashes

 One person has been arrested for allegedly murdering a 58-year-old farmer, Suapak Dupaak during renewed clashes in Bunkpurugu in the Northern Region.

The suspect, Tetteh Tanko, 29, described by the police as a notorious criminal was arrested on a tip off.

The suspect who is on a police wanted list is alleged to have also murdered one Baba Zoro in April last year during similar clashes in the town.

The Northern Regional Police Public Relations Officer (PRO), Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Ebenezer Tetteh confirmed the incident to Graphic Online in an interview.

He said the suspect was arrested two days after the incident.

Background
It will be recalled that three persons were shot dead on Tuesday, January 26, in Bunkpurugu in the Northern Region following a renewed chieftaincy dispute.

Also, 35 houses were set ablaze while the police retrieved two AK 47 assault rifles.

The area is under a 6am to 8pm curfew .


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