The Western Regional Police Command has so far arrested eleven persons for their involvement in the attacks on the Esiama Divisional Police Headquarters, the Nkroful Magistrate Court and the Ellembelle District Assembly on April 1, 2022.
On Thursday, April 11, the police arrested four persons in connection with the attack. The four are; Richard Tetteh, Kwame Gorkeh Miah, Michael Anyimiah, and Cosmos Gadekor.
Police update on the situation indicates that seven more persons have been arrested. The new suspects are; Bartholomew Ekenlebie, Isaac Ampong, Andy Blay, Meshack Addae, Emmanuel Adu, Michael Narh and David Ekenlebie.
All eleven accused persons were put before the court in Takoradi on various dates.
The accused persons are said to be among the group of youth who rioted at the district magistrate court in Nkroful in the Western Region on April 1 to demand the release of their colleagues on trial after some 28 illegal small-scale miners were brought to the court.
According to the police, all eleven accused persons have been granted bail by the court in the sum of Ghc 30,000.00 each with three sureties, two to be justified.
Five (5) of the accused persons who were able to meet the bail conditions have been released. The remaining six (6) accused persons are in custody awaiting the fulfillment of their bail conditions.
“We have intensified efforts to pursue and arrest other suspects who are on the run and bring them to face justice. We wish to assure the good people of Ghana that we will not relent in our efforts to ensure that law and order prevail in our society,” the police said in a Facebook post.