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Abeka youth vandalise shops … To protest death of colleague

There was pandemonium at Abeka in Accra on Tuesday evening when some youth vandalised shops and structures following the death of a colleague.

The mob numbering over 30 were said to have arrived on motorcycles from the Achimota cemetery, where they went to bury Mohammed Kamal Tuhiru, 34, who was said to have been stabbed by one Nuhu Yakubu alias not nice over Shisha on Monday.

They were reported to have looted some phone shops and made away with an unspecified amount of money.

The Public Relations Officer of the Accra Regional Police Command, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Effia Tenge Tenge, told the Ghanaian Times in Accra, yesterday, that the police was on the lookout for the suspects, who caused the mayhem on Tuesday.

She said three days ago, Yakubu and Tahiru engaged in a brawl over Shisha, which resulted in Yakubu (on the run) stabbing Tahiru with a sharp object.

DSP Tenge said Yakubu was rushed to the Accra Regional Hospital, but died whilst on admission on Tuesday, and the deceased was buried at the Achimota cemetery in accordance with Islamic tradition.

The Police PRO said after the burial, mourners rode on motorcycles to Abeka public toilet area where Tahiru was stabbed, and vandalised shops, structures and anything on sight.

She said the police received distressed calls and patrol teams were deployed to the area to avoid any further clash.

DSP Tenge said the vandals fled on their motorcycles when the police arrived at the scene, adding that the police have mounted a search for the mob and Yakubu.

She appealed to the public to provide information for the arrest of the suspects.

The Police PRO said the Tesano District Police Commander, Superintendent George Atia, has called on the National Chief Imam, Sheikh Nuhu Sharubutu, to intervene in the issue to prevent reprisal.

The independent day celebration was also called off due to the violence, and
the PRO said investigations into the case have commenced.

By Anita Nyarko Yirenkyi

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