Two people have sustained gunshot wounds at Somanya in the Eastern
The two, one Michael Asare, 39, from Kodjonya, a
However, two police, Constable Michael Bright Bortey and Constable Edmund Asamoah were also injured after they were
The Eastern Regional Police Public Relations Officer, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Ebenezer Tetteh, confirmed the incident to the Ghanaian Times here yesterday.
He said that on Wednesday, at about 7pm, the Somanya District Police received a tip-off that a group of people from Nuaso near Kpong had started rioting and heading towards Odumasi Krobo and Somanya, to attack staff of the Power Distribution Services in Somanya for failing to provide electricity.
He said when the police went to the Somanya roundabout they saw some rioters, who had blocked the main road, burning car tyres, wielding machetes, broken bottles and other offensive weapons.
DSP Tetteh said the rioters peddled stones at the police, and the police seized lorry tyres, adding that some of the rioters fled.
He said another group from Ogome, a suburb of Somanya, appeared at the scene to confront the rioters while the police tried to calm the situation.
DSP Tetteh explained that the two were allegedly shot and some police officers also sustained injuries in the process.
He said a total of 85 police officers from Akosombo, Akuse
FROM AMA TEKYIWAA AMPADU AGYEMAN AND DAVID KODJO, KOFORIDUA