The Northern Regional Police Command have arrested 13 people for allegedly attacking the Tamale District Court 1.
Some angry residents of tamale earlier today, Monday, August 28, 2023, stormed the Tamale District Court to witness a case involving a businessman, Karim Osman, who is alleged to be dealing in drugs.
A confrontation ensued between the police and a cross-section of the youth who tried to force their way into the court.
The Police had to fire several warning shots to disperse the crowd which led to the arrest of 13 of them.
Over one hundred motorbikes belonging to the youth were also impounded by the police.
In January this year, the youth of Aboabo in Tamale wrote a letter notifying 16 paramount chiefs including the Ya-Naa, police and the Food and Drugs Authority to deal with the sale and usage of illicit drugs in the metropolis.
The group recently intercepted several boxes of drugs suspected to be tramadol belonging to a businessman, Karim Osman.
But the suspect sued the youth at the Tamale District Court on Tuesday, August 15, 2023.
On Monday August 28, the youth stormed the court for the case hearing but a misunderstanding between the police and the youth led to the arrest of 13 of them.
Meanwhile, 6 persons sustained gunshot wounds and are currently receiving treatment at the Tamale Teaching Hospital