The Ahanta West Municipal Police Command is now holding eight people for allegedly setting a chief’s vehicle on fire. John Agyare, the Ahanta West Municipal Chief Executive, told Nhyiraba Paa Kwesi Simpson, the host of Connect FM’s Omanbapa morning show, that he had knowledge regarding the community disturbances on Thursday, June 9.
“I was in a conference resolving another issue when I heard that the installation of a chief in Egyambra was causing some confusion. We swiftly rushed officers to the neighborhood, but some residents began throwing stones at the officers. According to the police commander’s briefing, “about eight people have been apprehended thus far.”Chief Nana Blaychie, who was affected, said that the installation in the community went off without a hitch.
“I was in a vehicle with my elders after my successful installation when some young men stopped us along the route. They doused my driver in gasoline and lit the car on fire while we were still inside. My driver received serious burns, but I was fortunate to have evacuated the vehicle before it caught fire. “I’m currently receiving treatment in the hospital with my driver and other elders,” he continued. According to reports, several residents have left the neighborhood. Augustine Dua, a member of the unit committee who has also departed the neighborhood, says his wife and children are currently missing.
“As I speak with you, I have no idea where my wife and children are.” The neighborhood is now deserted, and we’re appealing with the IGP to help us,” he said, sobbing uncontrollably. Meanwhile, the Municipal Chief Executive believes the unrest is being sparked by the followers of two people who all claim to be community chiefs. As a result, he has committed to ensure that the community’s calm is restored.