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A couple has escaped arrest after flouting the ban on social gathering during a wedding ceremony.

Two of the wedding guests, however, were apprehended by the police.

The the wedding ceremony was held in Kukuo, a suburb of the Tamale Metropolis over the weekend.

34-year-old Iddi Ibrahim,  and 33-year-old Abubakari Yusif Dauda were arrested for violating the Imposition of Restrictions Bill, 2020 when they decided to take part in the wedding ceremony.

The bride and groom, together with the remaining guests managed to escape during the raid by the police on Sunday afternoon.

Northern Regional Crime Officer of the Ghana Police Service, Superintendent, Mr Otuo Acheampong narrating the incident to journalists in Tamale said the Police received information at about 1 pm that a wedding ceremony was underway in the community.

He said officers were dispatched to the scene to effect the arrest of the culprits; a move which led to the arrest of the two men.

“On 19th April 20 about 1300 hours, information was received that a wedding ceremony was underway at Kukuo, a suburb of Tamale. Two patrol teams responded and arrested two suspects who were part of the gathering in blatant disregard to Executive Instruments against public gatherings and social distancing,” he noted.



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