The Greater Accra Police command have confirmed shooting and killing one person during a demolishing exercise at Adenta on Monday.
The dead man was a member of a gang of land guards who tried to prevent a demolition exercise which was being undertaken by local assembly.
In an interview with Citi News, Public Relations Officer of the Greater Accra Police, DSP Freeman Tettey said the police were acting in self defence.
‘’They grouped themselves as land guards with machetes and guns…; we had no option because the life of a policeman was actually at stake.’’
“His life was nearly terminated so his colleagues had to quickly step in and save his life, so that led to the death of this person and three other persons have been arrested,’’ he added.
“Under such circumstance you have no choice than to defend yourself when your life is in immediate danger.’’
According to DSP Tettey the police have picked up information that ‘’they are in charge of selling government land to individuals by these unscrupulous persons.’’
Three other persons were arrested, including the ring leader. DSP Tettey also revealed that no policeman was injured.
The deceased is reported to be a son of the chief of the area.
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