An angry mob of youngsters have attacked a police station in Sefwi Bekwai, Western North, to demand the release of Kwabena Gyapong, a 20-year-old motorized tricycle (Pragyia) rider who was detained by police. While riding to Sefwi Sorano in the evening, the rider allegedly headbutted a police officer to thwart a search. The patrol team eventually overpowered the rider and sent him to the police station.
After learning about the event, the youngsters, who were mainly Pragyia motorcyclists, gathered to attack the police station with clubs and stones, wrecking a service vehicle.
It took the intervention of reinforcement team amid sporadic warning shots to bring the situation under control. Two of the irate youth were injured in the process while four were arrested. The Sefwi Bekwai District Police Command denied the injuries suffered by the victims were gunshot. Nana Gyebi Father of the suspect Pragyia rider alleged his son was badly injured but instead of the police sending him to hospital they caged him at the cells.
Mr. Paul Andoh, the Bibiani Ahwianso Bekwai Constituency 1st vice chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) on behalf of the MP for the area Hon. Alfred Obeng Boateng, MP and other opinion leaders in the town visited the police station to help deescalate the tension.