A mild confusion ensued early this morning when the police from Tamale regional headquarters stormed the palace of a youth chief to take custody a vehicle that was allegedly used in stealing some six cattle.
The Youth in Nyohani, a suburb within Tamale metropolis at the wee hours of today mounted a deadly chase on a Kia vehicle believed to be carrying cows stolen from a cowshed in a village near Tamale.
The users of the vehicle upon sensing danger abandoned it at around the Abedi Pele roundabout and took to their heels into a nearby forest. The angry youth towed the vehicle with the stolen cattle to the palace of the youth chief.
The incident attracted a thick crowd of passive spectators taking over the road to take pictures thus causing a slow in vehicular movement.
The police who had the information drove to the Nyohani Zaachi palace to take charge of the case so as to commence investigations, however, the youth protested and succeeded in 'sacking' the police from carrying their legal duty.
The youth argued that the chief as the traditional head of the society is also mandated to look into matters of criminality such as the one under review and in this case, for instance, they want the police to stay aside.
Abdulai Dasani, a member of the group however told Peacefmonline.com "we didn't sack the police.
As it is also being, chiefs and police work hand in hand, so we said our chief will investigate and communicate their findings to the police later. The youth leader as at the time of this report was preparing to go and meet with the police for discussions on this matter.
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