One person has been shot dead and two police officers have also sustained severe injuries in a clash between Akango residents and police that occurred last night in the Ellembelle District of the Western Region.
Reports say an excavator machine belonging to Adamus Resources Limited brought down the electrical pole in the area which brought total blackout in the community.
The Divisional Police Commander for Essiama, ACP Dodzi Hlodzi in the Ellembelle District speaking to the media said Police received the report that the youth of the Akango community have mobilized themselves to storm the Adamus Resources Limited due to the total blackout caused by their excavator.
He further explained that engineers of the Electricity Company of Ghana branch in the district tried to fix the problem but couldn’t.
This angered the youth of Akango where they invaded Adamus Resources Limited and beat up workers severely.
The commander asserted that he sent some of his men to the company to maintain peace after the police were called upon.
However, the youth upon seeing the Police officers went berserk, took two guns belonging to the Police, and in the cause of a struggle between the police and the infuriated youth in an attempt to take a third gun, one of the protesters was shot where he died instantly.
He said the body of the deceased has been deposited at the Ekwe Catholic Hospital at Axim to the morgue.
But none of the youth, according to the commander has been arrested.
Kwesi Addae, WesterNhyiraban Region
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