One person is confirmed dead, while two others, including a fifteen-year-old boy, are receiving treatment at the hospital following a gun battle between two factions at Krokrobite in the Ga South Municipality.
Two journalists were said to have narrowly escaped death during the clash.
An eyewitness, Mary Obitse said the two factions were involved in the gun battle over who had the right to perform rituals to lift the ban on drumming and noise-making.
“This issue is between the two factions in Kokrobite who are fighting over who has the right to perform rituals to commemorate the lifting of the ban on drumming and noise-making”.
“One faction warned the other not to engage in drumming and noise-making since a chief of the town is dead, but that didn’t go down well with members of the other faction who took up arms and started firing resulting in the death of one while two others including a fifteen-year-old boy sustained gunshot wounds,” she said.
Information gathered indicate that the ‘Asafo’ members, led by One Nii Armah, refused to perform the rituals with the justification that they have lost some of their chiefs and fetish priest.
Madam Obitsi-saa revealed that just as she saw the 15-year-old-boy bleeding and was helping him out of the crowd, she was also shot in her legs and chest.
She said the Asafoakye, who attempted to rush them to the hospital, was also shot in the head, leading to his death.
But the other faction, led by one Nii Ofei, insisted on going ahead with it, leading to the shooting.
A physician Assistant at the Kokrobite Health Centre, Jerry Nunoo, where the two other individuals who sustained gunshot wounds are being treated indicated the extent of gunshot wounds to the victims.
“Two victims were brought here after the gun battle. A 38-year-old woman and a 15-year-old boy. The 15-year-old boy suffered a puncture wound on the mid-arm on the right and the lady had a punctured wound on both thighs, but we will be referring them to the Weija Gbawe Municipal Hospital for further treatment,” Jerry Nunoo said.
Leadership of the two factions have been invited to the police headquarters for the interruption.
Calm has however been restored to the area after the Krokrobite Police visited the area.
The ban on drumming and noise-making in the Ga State commenced on May 9, 2022.