Chieftaincy clash leaves two dead

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A long-standing chieftaincy dispute between two families on Friday
resulted in a fatal nocturnal confrontation between supporters of the
two factions, leaving two persons dead and about eight others injured
at Oshiee near Kokrobite in the Greater Accra Region.

The
clash also left in its wake a tale of destruction – including 21 houses
razed, four vehicles, a canoe as well as two provision stores also
burnt. The fighting has also left Oshiee almost a ghost town.

Chief
Supt. Abdulai Mohammed, Divisional Commander of Kaneshie who confirmed
the deaths, told Joy News that the Station Officer of the Kokrobite
Police Station received a phone call at about 3:30pm yesterday,
informing him of an alleged gun shot by a supporter of the Oshiee
faction in the house of a supporter of the opposing faction at
Kokrobite, led by one Nii Akrashie.

He said following the
alleged shooting, supporters of Nii Akrashie also organised men and,
armed guns, machetes, clubs and petrol stormed Oshiee to attack their
opponents. The police were however able to stop the clash and drive
them away, but they regrouped and attacked the people of Oshiee at
night, leading to the loss of lives and destructions.

Chief Supt. Abdulai Mohammed said the police would patrol the town through the night to avert an escalation of the violence.