Police at Wulensi in the Northern region have arrested the New Patriotic Party 1st vice chairman in the constituency Mr. Abdulai Abubakari and two other people after clashes erupted between supporters of the two rival parties over a piece of land.
Violence reportedly broke out on Thursday at Napkayili between some supporters of the NDC and the NPP when the former attempted to mount a makeshift structure on a plot of land belonging to an NPP executive in the constituency.
The incident was the second in the constituency in the same week after a similar one at different community which many people.
The Wulensi police commander, ASP Paul Aboagye told GHOne News the opposition local executive was arrested Sunday morning at his home.
He explained that the suspect is being held for assaulting an innocent passerby during the scuffle.
“We are treating it as political clashes but we are investigating an alleged assault on a man who was taking his child to school on that day.”
The arrests could exacerbate an acrimonious political climate as scores of NPP members have beseeched the police station to demand immediate release of the chairman.
GHOne News spoke to the party’s constituency research officer who accused the police of witch-hunting members of the opposition party.
Mr. Nayass Thomas could not comprehend the police action after the matter was appropriately resolved at the Chief’s palace and therefore believes the police are acting upon orders the of regional executives of the ruling NDC.
Mr. Thomas said the party in constituency see the action of the police as political threats and intimidation and will henceforth resist any attempts to bully its members.
The police said the suspects after investigations will be approximately charged and prosecuted