Melee between police and residents of Okorase injures two

Melee between police and residents of Okorase injures two

Two policemen are reported to be injured in a melee between the police and residents of Okorase near Koforidua in the Eastern region.

Melee between police and residents of Okorase injures two

A scene of the melee in Okorase

The melee which resulted in sporadic shooting and pelting of stones is as a result of the decision by the police in the area to grant bail to a fetish priest suspected to have murdered a man in the area.

Melee between police and residents of Okorase injures two

Fetish priest being whisked away

The incident not only left the policemen injured but led to a vehicle belonging to the fetish priest been set ablaze and the arrest of a unit committee member in the area.

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Melee between police and residents of Okorase injures two

Car of fetish priest set ablaze

Reports from varied sources to Starr News hinted that the missing person, Kwadwo Yeboah,38, was last week requested by the fetish priest, Nana Jackson, to accompany him to Gomoa Magazine in the Central region for some rituals and has since not returned even though the priest has returned.

The matter was reported to the Police after the priest failed to give tangible reasons for his failure to come along with Yeboah. He was subsequently arrested but has been granted bail to the chagrin of the residents.

To calm tensions in the area, the fetish priest was whisked away to the regional Police headquarters while a Police reinforcement team has taken over affairs in the town.

 

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