Police arrest 2 over Dzorwulu disturbances
The police have arrested two suspects in connection with some disturbances at Dzorwulu over a suspected land dispute.
The suspects, Nana Owusu Banahene and James Quainoo, allegedly organised some thugs with an excavator to demolish a four-bedroom apartment building at Dzorwulu, Accra, on the night of October 24, 2022.
Before the demolishing, the suspects and their accomplices attacked the occupants of the house.
According to a statement issued by the Ghana police, “The perpetrators, upon seeing the police abandoned the excavator and escaped from the scene.”
Police later had information that one of the vehicles belonging to the suspects had run into a ditch.
They were attacked by a mob who pelted them with stones, injuring one of the suspects, James Quainoo, while his car was set on fire.
Police proceeded to the location, and the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) was called to help put out the fire.
James Quainoo is currently at the hospital, receiving medical attention.
“Investigation has so far revealed that no one was shot during the incident.
“Investigation continues, and all available footage on the incident are being reviewed as part of the investigation process. Efforts are underway to arrest all other perpetrators to face justice,” the statement assured.
In an earlier notice, the police assured the public that they had restored calm to the situation.
“The Police are in control of the situation, and calm has since been restored. We, therefore, wish to urge the public to remain calm.”
This comes after a video of a man lying in distress on the street went viral on social media in the late hours of Monday, October 24.
The motionless individual was seen bleeding from the head region, and there was a slight movement of his left hand at some point in the video.
It also showed individuals running away from a Black Toyota Land Cruiser v8 vehicle which was set ablaze.
A resident was heard providing commentary from a distance, identifying the area as “North Dzorwulu”.