Ashanti NDC polls chaos: Fourth suspect charged, remanded into police custody. [Update]

The suspect in police custody
The suspect in police custody

The police have arrested one more suspect in connection with the disturbances during the Ashanti regional NDC executives’ election held on Sunday (13 November).

The arrest of suspect Bashiru Atta brings the total number of persons picked up over the disturbances to four.

He was put before the Asokore Mampong District Court on Tuesday and has been charged with conspiracy to commit murder and attempt to commit murder.

He will remain behind bars to assist the police with their investigations and reappear before the court on November 24.

A police statement said the suspects were involved in different offences including assault on a police officer, spraying pepper from a device onto some persons at the center, and engaging in a fight resulting in injuries to one of the perpetrators.

Meanwhile, accused persons Yahya Shaibu Tia and Fati Ibrahim who were earlier arrested on Monday, November 14, and have been put before the Atwima Akropong District Court.

Shaibu Tia was remanded into police custody to reappear before the court on 21 November 2022, while Fati Ibrahim was granted bail with three sureties.


The police had to fire warning shots in a standoff between unidentified thugs at the National Democratic Congress (NDC) regional executive elections at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in the Ashanti Region.

Two civilians who reportedly got wounded have since been treated and discharged.

It is unclear what transpired in the ensuing melee, which occurred at the stadium’s main gate on Sunday.

Top security chiefs quickly moved to the ground to engage the party hierarchy over the incident.

The incident did not affect the voting process.

Source: Daily Mail GH

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