Monday, 25 January

Ban on gathering: 14 arrested for dipo ceremony in Somanya

The police are strict on enforcing the ban on social gathering

The police in Somanya, Eastern Region, has arrested 14 people for breaching the ban on public gathering instituted as part of measures to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, to perform an initiation ceremony for girls known as ‘dipo’.

The suspects were rounded up by the Somanya District Police Command on Saturday, 2 May 2020, at a village called Sawer.

They include Samuel Lawer Opata – 85, Tetteh Rebecca – 70, Korkor Esther – 45, Vivian Amish – 45, Grace Tetteh – 40, Bernice Tetteh – 38, Opata Mercy – 35, Nartey Eunice – 40, Lovelace Emmanuel Odonkor – 70 and five minors.

The arrest was upon a tipoff.

The suspects were cautioned and granted court bail to appear before the Somanya District Magistrate Court on Monday.

So far, COID-19 has killed 18 out of the 2,169 confirmed cases in Ghana with 229 recoveries.