Trouble brewing at Akraman

One of the injured person. (1)There is tension mounting up at Akraman, in the Gomoa Central District of the Central region, as two factions gear up to clash over a piece of land.

This happened after a group of unknown young men, numbering about 30, arrived in the town on motor bikes last Monday, and allegedly visited mayhem on young male residents in the town.

An opinion leader in Akraman, the Reverend Nana Ababio, who stormed The Ghanaian Times on Thursday to report the conduct of the gang warned that there could be “bloodshed” in the town if the police failed to maintain neutrality in the area.

According to Rev. Ababio, the police looked aloof when the thugs, led by the Gyaasehene of Akraman, stormed the town, and indiscriminately attacked the young men in the town, wounding three of them in the process.

The injured have been treated and discharged from the hospital, but other town folks were preparing for any future attack, Rev. Ababio said.

He accused the police of shielding some of the thugs arrested after a distress call was made in the heat of the confrontation.

“They arrested two members of the gang who were smoking marijuana, but are failing to process them for court under the guise that it is a family affair,” Rev. Ababio alleged.

“The police must hold the Gyaasehene responsible for the attacks because he organised and instigated that attack,” he emphasised.

Asked if he could prove that allegation that the Gyaasehene was involved in the attack, Rev. Ababio said “his car was in the motor convoy” when the thugs arrived in the town. “He commandeered them”, stressed.

He explained that the disagreement over land followed the demarcation of a large track of land to Akraman’s nearby community, Akoti, after a long standing land dispute was settled.

The resolution of the land dispute with Akoti, Rev. Ababio added gave cause for the Gyaasehene to take laws into his hands to take control of the land to the detriment of others.

Rev. Ababio said the Gyaasehene’s resolve to control the land had led to widespread land guard activities, and the earlier the police stepped in to ensure order, the better, because other town folks could take the laws into their hands to protect what belongs to them, he warned.


By Julius Yao Petetsi    



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