Tension in Nungua over shooting incident




Fear has gripped residents of Nungua in Accra as one person was shot dead and another injured.

This follows a misunderstanding over a half plot of land at Coco Beach in the area.

The deceased person, identified by the police only as Razak, was alleged to be among three armed men who attacked one Bismarck Attoh, over the piece of land.

The said land has been under litigation between Bismarck Attoh and Ebenezer Ekow Agaim for years now, according to police reports.

An injured person, also identified as Ansah, is on admission at the 37 Military Hospital receiving treatment.

The body of Razak has since been deposited at the Police Hospital for preservation.

Police reports indicated that the three armed men were allegedly led by one Ebenezer Ekow Agaim, one of the litigants at Coco Beach, Nungua.

Accra Regional Police Public Relations Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Effia Tenge, said the incident occurred on Monday, September 26, 2016 at about 7:15 pm.

She said the three men, armed with knives, went to the house of Bismarck Attoh and allegedly attacked him over the said disputed land.

She said unknown to the three men, Attoh was armed with a pump action gun and immediately they attacked him fired the weapon indiscriminately at them.

In the course of the melee, Attoh allegedly shot and killed one of the three men.

Ansah also sustained gunshot injuries but Agaim was able to escape.

ASP Effia Tenge said the Nungua police later received a distress call from some neighbours upon hearing the gunshots and had since arrested Agaim and Attoh to help investigate the matter.

The police also retrieved the pump action gun used by Attoh, two empty shells and three knives.

Further investigations revealed that Agaim had earlier led a group of men to the litigated land to offload a truck full of stones.

Attoh allegedly went there to confront them and he was beaten mercilessly by the gang.

This made him arm himself when they visited his house to attack him and succeeded in shooting one of his attackers.


Source: Ghana/todaygh.com

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