Upper West Regional Security Council, REGSEC has inaugurated a committee to investigate circumstances that led to disturbances at Tumu leading to the death of two people in the Sissala East Municipality of the region.

The five-member committee which is chaired by a Circuit Court Judge Justice Agyapong Baah Forson has 14 working days to submit its report to the Regional Security Council.

Inaugurating the committee, Upper West Regional Minister Alhaji Sulemana Alhassan described the death of the two people and destruction of property as unacceptable.
Correspondent Sualah Abdul-wahab reports that last week some youth in Tumu in the Sissala East Municipality vandalized a police station over the death of a suspect who died after jumping into a dam to escape arrest of police patrol team.

Another person also died allegedly from a gun shot fired by the police during an attack on a police station by the youth while others sustained injuries.
The committee is therefore tasked to among others investigate the causes and make recommendations to prevent re-occurrence of the incident.

The committee has representatives from the Regional Peace Council, the Judiciary, Traditional Authority, Sissla East Municipal Assembly and the Youth.

The Chairman of REGSEC Alhaji Sulemana Alhassan spelt out the mandate of the committee. It includes assessing the professional conduct of the local police, SWAT team in the disturbances, ascertaining the conduct of citizens of Tumu especially the youth in the incident and assessing the extent of property destroyed in the course of the disturbances.

The Committee is also expected to examine any other matter relevant to the incident.
The Regional Minister gave the assurance that anyone found culpable after the investigations will face the law. Chairman of the committee Justice Agyapong Baah Forson assured the Council of doing diligent work.
Meanwhile calm has since returned to the area.

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