In Tamale Police begin investigation into deputy ambassador’s shooting incident

Ghana’s Deputy Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Hajia Boya Gariba on Christmas day fired gunshots at a church near her Tamale based residence after they refused a warning minimise their noise.

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The Northern regional police command has launched an investigation into the alleged firing of gunshots by the deputy ambassador of Ghana to Saudi Arabia.

Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the regional police command ASP Ebenezer Tetteh said they will conduct a thorough investigation into the matter and deal legally with anybody or group found guilty.

“Investigations has started. We have officially invited the two people involved. They will be here tomorrow (Wednesday, December 28) so we question both of them for their side of the story.”

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He also added that they have asked the Spring of Life Assembly Church “to reduce the noise as the case is being investigated.”

Ghana’s Deputy Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Hajia Boya Gariba on Christmas day fired gunshots at a church near her Tamale based residence.

The Ambassador is reported to have taken the action after the Spring of Life Assembly Church had refused a warning for them to tone down with ‘noise’ on Christmas Day.

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A boy had earlier been sent by the Ambassador to ask the church members to minimise the noise from the church but they reportedly manhandled him.

Hajia Gariba, who confirmed the incident justified her actions arguing that she gave the warning shots only as a self-defence mechanism.

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“They came here to attack me so I had to call the regional commander, and I told them to stop, you won’t stop because its not a church. I did the shooting because they gave it (gun) to us for self-protection."

“I have reported to the police, the CID has come here several times they won’t stop. I was bathing then they came here to attack us and they even wounded this boy so I have shot. The gun is licensed and I have been trained to use it,” she said.

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