Ten grabbed in connection with Yawkrow clash

arrestTen people have been arrested by the police in connection with a clash at Yawkrow near Nsawam in the Eastern Region.
The suspects, whose names were not release for security reasons, are in the custody of the police, assisting in investigations.
The Nsawam District Police Commander, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Michael Dandy Zah, confirmed the arrest to The Ghanaian Times, yesterday.
The Times last Wednesday reported that one person was shot dead and six others sustained injuries during a clash between sand miners and residents of Yawkrow.

The dead, a male adult, yet to be identified, had been deposited at the Nsawam Government Hospital.

A number of attackers were reported to have been arrested by the police assisting in investigations.
Mayhem broke when the residents prevented the winners from carrying out their activities on the parcel of land.

DSP Zah who confirmed the story to the Times, said the police had information about the disturbances and deployed personnel to the scene.

He said investigations revealed that some men went to the area to win sand, but clashed with the residents, resulting in the death of one person.

DSP Zah said the six people, who sustained injuries, have been issued with medical forms to attend hospital.

He said the dead had since been deposited at the Nsawam Government Hospital awaiting autopsy.

DSP Zah said the situation was calm and investigations were ongoing.

Some residents who spoke on condition of anonymity said the particular of land, had been at the centre of controversy for some years now.

From Anita Nyarko-Yirenkyi, Nsawam

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