The Judicial Service Staff Association of Ghana (JUSAG) has condemned the unlawful invasion of the premises of the Tamale District Court by some residents. The Tamale District Court was attacked yesterday, when some residents trooped onto the Court premises in large numbers and pelted the Court with stones, destroying fixtures and injuring a Police Officer.

This led to an exchange of gunfire between the Police and the irate youth. The youth are said to have besieged the court, seeking the swift prosecution of a man they claim is a drug peddler and a threat to the sanity of the youth in the area.

They claimed that Police Officers have been shielding him, hence their invasion.

In a statement, JUSAG unreservedly condemned the barbaric act of the miscreants.

It also commended the Ghana Police Service for the swift intervention with reinforcement, that saved the properties and lives of the Magistrates, Court Officials, Lawyers, Litigants and other court users during the sad event.

JUSAG called on the Judicial Service and security services to intensify efforts to ensure optimum safety and security of all officers of the Court before justice administration resumes at the Court.