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Police restore calm after riot at Ofankor; manhunt perpetrators

The Police have restored law, order, and security at Ofankor following a riot that resulted in the burning of tyres and blocking of public road.

In a social media post, the Police noted that investigation so far indicates that the riot was in relation to a land litigation issue.

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An anonymous source close to The Independent Ghana says the squatters selling wood at Ofankor Timber Market were issued a 24-hour ultimatum to evict a portion of land.

The landowner allegedly brought in land guards to ensure the eviction. A confrontation erupted as the squatters failed to move from the said piece of land.

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The land guards reportedly received backup from police personnel. During the clash, the land guards are said to have fired at the protestors, injuring about two individuals who are said to be receiving treatment at St. John’s Hospital at Tantra.

Some affected motorists reached out to the Police Service for assistance.

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Following calls, Police has strengthened security in the area and the road has been opened to normal traffic flow.

Investigation continues to get the perpetrators arrested to face justice.

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