Alavanyo youth clash with joint police-military force; 2 persons dead

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According to a report by Accra-based Citi FM, the chaos led to many more people sustaining various injuries.

The police had reportedly gone to Alavanyo Dzogbedze to effect some arrests, an act the community’s youth did not take kindly to.

The youth in the town refused to allow the police apprehend the suspects and went ahead to free them, an eyewitness, Sena, said.

He added that some of the youth made away with some belongings of the police including handcuffs.

Explaining further, the linguist of the town, Tsiami Komla Doyi, the police under the leadership of ASP Asifri later reported the situation to the Chief of Dzogbedze, Togbe Petekuatsi V.

However, he said, the Chief was not happy with the Police’s entry into his community to effect arrests without his knowledge, although he promised to corporate.

Tsiami Komla Doyi said ASP Asifri returned to the meet the Chief with a reinforced joint police-military force but rejected seats offered to him and his men.

He said the Police expressed their unhappiness with the conduct of the towns folk who were hooting at them.

According to him, some of the officers then opted to shoot into the crowd while starting their vehicles to leave.

The stray bullets are reported to have hit and instantly killed two persons, identified as Atta Kofi and Confidence.

“It is the Peace Keepers who were sent to protect us that have shot and killed two of our children and injured many more,” Tsiami Komla Doy is quoted as saying by Citi News.

Meanwhile, six persons have also been admitted at the hospital after sustaining various degrees of injury.


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