Source: Daily Grapic Ghana - Residents of Anaafo and its environs in Cape Coast have for the second time in four days attacked the Bakaano police station.

One policeman who was injured on the head is said to be in critical condition at the Central Regional hospital while about 10 vehicles were vandalized.
When Graphic Online visited the station on Sunday afternoon armed policemen had been brought in to guard against further attacks. Pieces of smashed windscreens were scattered all over the police station.

Sunday’s attack was said to have happened around 11:45 am and was said to be a response to a police swoop on Thursday in suburbs of Cape Coast which left one suspect, Papa Mensah 50, dead.

The irate mob holding sticks and stones and locally manufactured pistols fired at the police station and vandalized police property.

“They beat some of us with sticks,” one policeman said.

Another police source they were informed that the mob was advancing towards the police station. “Within minutes they were on site throwing stones and vandalizing with sticks chanting war songs.”

The source said unarmed policemen were being chased. “They were armed with pistols and they were firing.”

“They took us by surprise, we had to call for reinforcement to contain the situation.”

Meanwhile, the Omanhen of the Oguaa Traditonal area, Osabarimba Kwesi Atta II who came to the police station to assess the situation appealed to the police to use tact in ensuring that the situation did not escalate.

He advised the communities against any further attacks on the police.


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