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Two people are reported dead in an exchange of gunfire at Taifa Burkina in Accra on Thursday, 11 May.

According to an eyewitness, one of the victims was shot dead while the other was butchered by a mob.

The eyewitness, who only gave his name as Ben, told Accra News that he saw a mob chasing after two men, one of whom was holding a pump action gun.

According to him, the one with the gun entered a house but turned his gun on a guy who followed him in an attempt to arrest him for an alleged theft, killing him instantly.

The mob, realising the accused had shot and killed someone, turned on him and butchered him.

Police have been alerted. The bodies of the dead have been deposited at the morgue. One suspect, according to Accra Regional Police Commander DCOP Osabarima Oware Pinkro III, has been arrested.

Fourteen others were later arrested to assist with investigations.


Dead Over A Woman...


Thursday’s violence at Taifa Burkina which claimed two lives started as a quarrel over a woman, police have said.

One person was shot dead and the other butchered by an angry mob.

Madina District Police Crime Officer Superintendent Oppong, speaking to Class News revealed: “Two people were arguing over a lady and then one used the bottle to hit the other.

The one who was hit got infuriated. Because the other had his accomplices there, he couldn’t fight them. He went to his house, brought a pump action gun and started a confrontation with one of those who attacked him.

In the process a mob charged on him, he gave a warning shot, went to a friend’s house where he was hiding. The mob decided to charge on the house and he fired through the trap door.

Meanwhile, twenty-three residents of Taifa-Burkina have been rounded up by police in connection with the shooting.

Investigations continue.

Source: Class FM

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