Ring leader of Tamale youth rampage behind bars

The destruction of property has generated tension in the area, especially at Tishigu, a suburb in the constituency where Alhaji Fuseini lives in Tamale.

Sulemana Kingdia
Sulemana Kingdia

The police has arrested the ring leader behind Wednesday’s youth rampage in Tamale over a purported dismissal of the Director of Feeder Roads.

Sulemana Kingdia, ring leader behind Wednesday’s youth rampage in Tamale
Sulemana Kingdia, ring leader behind Wednesday’s youth rampage in Tamale

Sulemana Kingdia, a worker with the National Disaster and Management Organisation (NADMO), allegedly led a group of irked youth, believed to be supporters of the defeated parliamentary candidate of the National Democratic Congress in the Tamale Central constituency.

The supporters of the defeated candidate engineer Ibrahim Seidu burnt car tyres on the streets and demolished billboards belonging to the parliamentary candidate and incumbent MP Inusah Fuseini.

According to a journalist based in Tamale Alhaji Tanko, Seidu allegedly lost his job as an engineer at the Ghana Feeder Roads after the NDC race and the aggrieved supporters feel he is being witch hunted by the Roads and Highways Minister.

Kingdia was arraigned in court on Thursday over charges of causing unlawful riot and unlawful damages and has been remanded till December 14, 2015. A bench warrant has been issued for three of his accomplices – Bashiru, Hakeem and Mohammed Alhassan.

He pleaded not guilty to the charges, but Justice Augestine Essah remanded him.

Seidu was a key challenger to incumbent Alhaji Fuseini in the November 21 NDC parliamentary primary in the Tamale Central Constituency.He lost the elections to Alhaji Fuseini.

Source: Ghana/starrfmonline.com/103.5FM

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