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Some irate youths in the Sene West District of the Brong Ahafo Region have attacked a District Police headquarters, freeing four suspects in custody.

Monday’s attack was launched by some residents of Kwame Danso in the Akyeremade community, who were angered by the arrest of four of their people.

The suspects are Osei Kwadwo, Akwasi Kuma, Kofi Dengal and one Nana Asempa, believed to be the Chief of the town.

The suspects in police custody were arrested for their suspected roles in another attack two weeks ago on some Sisisala residents who are mainly charcoal dealers.

According to reports, about 200 bags of the wooden fuel were destroyed in the attack over some disagreements.

But the residents, incensed by the arrest of the four suspects, did not only free the suspects but also beat up two police officers whose identities are yet to be made public.

Sources said at about 5am, the indigenes in the Akyeremade community launched an assault on the district police headquarters, which serves a population of over 98,000 residents, overpowered the officers at the station and freed the suspects.

Chief Inspector Nartey Dandy, in charge of the District Police who confirmed the incident said “the mob, loaded in three trucks and fully armed, attacked the Police station beating up officers on duty and setting their arrested colleagues free.”

He added that “the people went further with their wicked intent to the compound of the Sanahene of Kwame Danso attacking him and other family members. Our police swift response saved the traditional ruler and his family.”

In a related development, police sources from Kwame Danso suggest that two newly-recruited community police assistants are being questioned for their roles in the mob attack.

The latest attack comes four months after some armed gang in January, invaded the Kwabenya District Police Headquarters in Accra setting free seven suspects and killing a police officer- Inspector Emmanuel Ashilevi. in the process.

Also, in March, this year, police officers in Ejura in the Ashanti region had to flee after youths stormed the Ejura-Sekyedumase police station.

By: Jeffrey De-Graft Johnson

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