Sunday , July 21 2024

1 killed, others injured in V/R chieftancy clash

One person has been killed with at least three others sustaining gunshot wounds at Sovie in the North Dayi district of the Volta region in a renewed chieftaincy clash.

The incident, which took place Sunday night witnessed gunfire exchanges between two factions in a dispute during a funeral in the area.

Confirming the incident to Starr News’ Lambert Atsivor, the North Dayi district Police Commander, ASP Twumasi Ankrah, said the deceased is a 56-year-old, Fabian Mensah Vidzro, who was shot in the neck.

Two other persons who sustained injuries, according to the commander, have been treated and discharged at the Anfoega Catholic Hospital.

He also revealed a third victim who is also a suspect in the clash is still on admission under police guard as investigations continue.

Starr News has learnt several empty cartridges of sophisticated weapons like AK 47 were retrieved from the scene, a situation which has heightened tension in the area, with the possibility of reprisal attacks.

ASP Ankrah, however, said a team of police personnel has been detailed in the area since Monday to forestall any such reprisal attack



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