Walewale students vandalise Police vehicle

Ghana PoliceIn an attempt to free two of their colleagues who were arrested by the Walewale Police for rioting, students of the Walewale Senior High School on Monday went on rampage and besieged the police station, destroying the police land cruiser vehicle.

The police vehicle with registration number GP3018, was vandalized after a foiled attempt to burn it while another private vehicle belonging to a police officer, which was parked  in the police station premises was also destroyed.

Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Ebenezer Tetteh, Northern Regional Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Police Service told the Ghana News Agency that the police had earlier picked signals on Monday that the students were rioting in the school and causing damage to school property, with the reason that the headmaster had not considered the town folks in the admission of new comers.

He said the police rushed to the scene to avert the destruction but that the students started throwing stones at the police, compelling them to arrest two of the rampaging students.

ASP Tetteh said the students later besieged the police station, destroyed the vehicles and other valuable property. He added that  two policemen were wounded in the process, whiles part of the headmaster’s bungalow was also set ablaze.

He said the headmaster and other members of staff of the school had taken refuge at the chief’s palace, adding that  re-enforcement had been sent from Tamale and Bolgatanga to bring the situation under control.

ASP Tetteh  indicated that the two students arrested would be charged for unlawful rioting and causing damage.

At the time of filing this report, some of the students were fleeing the school as armed police had taken over the campus.

Source: GNA

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