A/R: Two picked up over Atwima-Akwaboa landguards attacks

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Two persons have been arrested in connection with recent disturbances at Atwima-Akwaboa in the Ashanti Region.

The two identified only as Akwasi and Agyei were picked up by police at their hide out within the Atwima-Akwaboa enclave Thursday dawn.

They are believed to be part of a seven-member gang landguards that allegedly rained terror on residents last Sunday.

The two, who are also relatives of the Chief of the area are currently at the Abuakwa Police Station, assisting investigations.

Meanwhile, the Ashanti Regional Police Command has invited the chief of Akwaboa and one other victim for questioning.

The two, Nana Brefo Appau III and Yaw Agyei have been referred to the command following a recommendation by the Atwima Nwabiagya District Security Council as part of measures to resolve the matter.


Some residents of Atwima-Akwaboa were allegedly attacked by 7 persons suspected to be landguards while going about their duties last Sunday.

Dailymailgh.com gathered that the victims were allegedly attacked with machetes, guns, clubs among others by the landguards.

Narrating his ordeal to Dailymailgh.com, one of the victims, Yaw Baafi said he was captured and held hostage by the gun-wielding men as they subjected him to severe torture.

He also recounted how the armed gang fired gunshots as they destroyed properties putting the lives of residents in jeopardy.

“I was preparing for church when they stormed my house. I was suddenly thrown into the chief’s vehicle. They held me hostage at a secluded area and subjected me to severe beatings… I was tortured and molested in the process”, Yaw Baafi recounted amidst muffles.

He told our reporter that he has reported the matter to the police.

When Dailymailgh.com’s Ashanti Regional Correspondent visited the scene Monday morning, pellets of spent bullets were dotted across the streets, heightening tensions in the area.

Source: Daily Mail Gh Staff

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