Atebubu residents attack MCE and police officers; destroy vehicles in the process

Atebubu residents attack MCE and police officers; destroy vehicles in the process

Angry resident of Atebubu in the Brong Ahafo Region have allegedly attacked the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for the Atebubu-Amantin, Hon. Edward Owusu, and some police officers.

According to a report by MyNewsGH.com, Hon. Owusu was however rescued and whisked away to safety.

YEN.com.gh understands that the irate residents destroyed the windshield of his official Nissan Patrol cross-country vehicle.

A damaged vehicle

Source: MyNewsGH.com
Source: UGC

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A Toyota Tundra belonging to the police was also not spared by the mob who claimed the police officers were providing cover for the MCE to perpetuate an illegality and put them out of business.

Hon. Owusu’s driver and some policemen were injured by stones thrown at them by the residents who failed to stop their attacks even after warning shots were fired.

Information available suggests that Hon. Owusu has stormed the town in a bid to help collect Business Operation Permits (BOP) from shop owners.

A photo of a damaged vehicle

Source: MyNewsGH.com
Source: UGC

In the process, he was said to have directed his men to lock up shops of defaulters ranging between GH¢120 and GH¢400.

He however promised to open them for business if only the owners paid up their indebtedness to the assembly.

Some youth in the town got wind of the activities of the MCE and decided to confront them.

Photo of a damaged vehicle

Source: MyNewsGH.com
Source: UGC

Wielding life-threatening objects and determined to cause harm, they disrupted the locking up of the shops and vented their spleen on the MCE and his men who had to seek cover.

A Municipal Security Committee (MUSEC) meeting was immediately convened in order to determine the next line of action.

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