Uprising against Salaga police, DCE over student’s death

The police reportedly shot the student in a riot

The police has reportedly shot dead a student of Salaga TI Ahmadiyya Senior High School following an agitation with school authorities Wednesday.

Tension is heightening in the Salaga Township in East Gonja of the Northern region of Ghana as locals plot a reprisal attack. Reports reachingStarrfmonline.com indicate the indigenes have massed up against the district police commander and the DCE Aminu Lukeman who have since been “whisked to Tamale for safety”.

“It is likely the military will be called to keep order,” a native of the town told Starrfmonline.com.

One of the students who spoke with Starrfmonline.com on condition of anonymity said his colleague was shot by the police during an impasse with the school authorities.

Starrfmonline.com understands a teacher Madam Ajara seized the slippers of four students during an examination. According to the teacher, the students “threatened to make life uncomfortable for her.”

The student said when his colleagues went back for their slippers they “were arrested by armed policemen, were beaten up and locked”.

A faction of the students, according to our source, stormed the police station to demand the release of their colleague and the melee resulted in one of the vehicles of the law enforcement agency “being damaged.”

“We decided to embark on a hunger strike and the authorities called in the DCE of East Gonja Aminu Lukman and the director of GES to intervene but it was to no avail. The situation was heated so the DCE asked the police to come in and salvage the situation.”

The police, according to report, returned to the school and allegedly “started beating up everyone”. Starrfmonline.com understands part of the school has been burnt, forcing the locals to join forces with the students to fight the police and the DCE.

Starrfmonline.com learnt there is a frosty relationship between the students and the headmaster over “some draconian laws” on campus, but the headmaster continues to receive the support of the DCE hence the students’ action.