The vigilance of security agencies in the ongoing 62nd Independence Day Parade has led to the arrest of a motorbike thief in Tamale.
According to eyewitnesses, the suspect who is yet to be identified tried using a different key to start the motorbike of another person when an alarm was raised leading to his arrest by the police who immediately handcuffed him and took him away.
There has been heavy security presence since last week within the Tamale Metropolis which was chosen as the venue for the celebration under theme “Celebrating Peace and Unity’ seeks to among other things celebrate the peace roadmap attained by the Dagbon area.
Coincidentally, it is the first time the celebration is being held outside Accra with Chiefs, leaders and residents alike flooding the stadium in the ceremonial smocks to mark the day. Students and national security bodies are also present for the usual march pass on the day.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo arrived in Tamale Tuesday ahead of the event. Former Presidents, Members of the diplomatic communities and Ministers of State, most of which are dressed in smock are also present to grace the occasion.
President Akufo-Addo upon assumption of office, pledged to rotate the Independence Day Celebration starting from Tamale where as his little support for how they allowed the Eminent Chiefs patience and dedication to work together for peace in Dagbon.