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Police clash with residents over wee; one dead

One person has been confirmed dead while two others including a policeman identified as Corporal Seth Agbango got injured after police clashed with locals in an attempt to arrest drug peddlers.

The incident MyNewsGh.com, gathered occurred at Adomfe a town near Juaso in Asante Akim South District of the Ashanti Region.

According to Detective Inspector Augustine Kyei, six men, all of Divisional Task Force at Konongo acting upon information to the effect that a known narcotic dealer, one Kofi Ampomah was in possession of dried leaves suspected to be Indian Hemp, moved in to effect an arrest.

He revealed that in the process, the suspect put up fierce resistance and was later joined by a mob made up of the youth of Adomfe who attacked the Police and attempted disarming Corporal Seth Agbango but did not succeed.

The team managed to arrest suspect Kwame Boateng and Kofi Asamoah and also retrieved 341 wrappers of substance suspected to be Indian hemp, a gallon of Akpteshie mixed with the substance popularly called “LAKKAH” and two and half compressed leaves suspected to be Indian hemp.

But the mob started pelting stones and other offensive objects at the vehicle and in the process Suspect Kofi Ampomah, Kwame Boateng and Corporal Seth Agbango were hit by the stones

The mob also vandalized the tail light and back windshield of the service vehicle.

Suspect Kofi Ampomah who was bleeding profusely after being hit by a stone in the occiput was rushed to Konongo Odumasi Hospital for treatment but died shortly on arrival.

Corporal Agbango is currently on admission at First Klass Hospital receiving treatment whilst the body of the deceased has deposited at stewards Hospital Mortuary at Yawkwei for preservation pending an autopsy.

Meanwhile, suspect Kwame Boateng who is an accomplice is in police custody assisting with investigations.

Source: My News GH

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