Four Persons Arrested Over Shooting In Bawku

Four persons have been arrested in connection with a shooting incident in Bawku last Wednesday night in which a student was shot and wounded by an unknown assailant. The names of the suspects are being withheld by the police for security reasons. According to the Bawku Divisional Police Commander, Chief Superintendent Mr Tefutor Kaletsi, the four would be screened and any of them found culpable made to face the law. He said the suspects were arrested near the house where the shooting took place, adding that the police found one locally manufactured pistol, along with 40 live ammunition of AK47 assault rifle, in that house, as well as 32 spent cartridges at the scene of the shooting. Last Wednesday, a 24-year-old SHS Three student of the Bawku Senior High School, Master Abdulai Aziz, was shot and wounded at Gingande in Bawku in the Upper East Region. Stable condition According to Mr Kaletsi, the victim, who was shot in the arm, leg and ribs, has been operated on at the Bawku Presbyterian Hospital and is responding to treatment. He said the police were unable to assign any reason for the attack but blamed it on the proliferation of arms in the hands of some of the residents. He said the police had now resorted to swoops to retrieve those weapons, as the arms-for-cash programme did not work. According to the Bawku Municipal Chief Executive, Mr Bukari Issahaku, shortly after the incident, the Municipal Security Committee quickly organised security personnel to the place who rushed the victim to the hospital and mounted patrols to prevent any further violence. He said the security committee would meet to review the situation and urged residents to go about their normal activities, while the security agencies handled the situation.