Tension is brewing at Ofoase in the Akyemansa District in the Eastern Region after the Police allegedly shot one person to death leaving three other people with severe gunshot wounds.
The injured are on admission at Akyem Oda government Hospital.
The body of 36-year-old Emmanuel Osae has been deposited at the morgue.
The incident occurred Friday, April 30, 2021, at Brenase a suburb of Ofoase.
Starr News has gathered that a teacher from Brenase rode on his motorbike to the Ofoase community, but, while the motorbike was parked, another motor rider rammed into his motorbike which caused a misunderstanding. The culprit allegedly assaulted the Teacher identified as Zark.
Two young men from Brenase community appeared at the scene and seized the culprits’ motorbike and drove to Brenase that unless he repairs the motorbike of the teacher, his motorbike will not be released to him.
The motor rider reported the incident to the local Police. The police quickly chased the two young men and violently arrested one, but the Brenase youth resisted the arrest of the second person forcing the Police to retreat but returned with reinforcement leading to the shooting incident.
An eyewitness said “We were standing outside when we saw the armed police in the vehicle pass to kotokuom area, but all that we saw was that the police stopped and attempted to arrest a certain guy but the person escaped. So his brother wanted to enquire from the Police why they have stormed the community to arrest his brother. Suddenly, a Police officer called Safo fired a warning shot which upset the guy to insult the Police. A guy from a farm holding cutlass coincidentally appeared at the scene. The Police aimed at him and shot him, then shot the guy who questioned them, and shot another person who was passing”.
Assembly Member for Brenase electoral Area, Mathew Kwadwo Adagba told Starr News, tension is high in the community but trying to calm down the tempers of the youth.
He however said the Akyem Oda Divisional Command which is handling the incident is, however, defending the action of the Police officers worsening the volatile situation.
Starr News has gathered that the youth were mobilizing to attack the Police officers involved in the shooting incident at Ofoase Police station.
The Acting Public Relations Officer of the Eastern Regional Police Command Sergeant Francis Gomado said the region was yet to be briefed on the incident.