Some irate youth of Abura Dunkwa in the Abura Asebu Kwamankese District of the Central Region, are angry over the murder of a 49-year-old Ghanaian private Security Guard, by some persons suspected to be Nigeriens.
The youth on Saturday morning woke up to news of the death of Benjamin Ato Acquah, a private security guard with the Ghana Commercial Bank (GCB), Abura Dunkwa Branch by the suspects locally referred to as ‘Zamerama’.
In retaliation, the youth burnt down buildings and other assets belonging to the alleged suspects.
The latest incident comes just three weeks after a linguist and his wife were murdered, an incident the police is about to make any arrests.
It is for this reason the youth supposedly took the law into their own hands, burning down houses and properties, according to an eyewitness.
In the fresh case, Rev. Edwin Kojo Sakyi, a resident of Abura Dunkwa, said the deceased, Ato Acquah, told his wife that he had had a confrontation with some ‘Zameramas’ in the area, who had threatened to deal with him.
He added that, at about 7:30 pm, the late Ato Acquah, who also doubles as a linguist, entered into the compound of the ‘Zameramas’, armed with a machete and threatened to fight them.
The men as a result fought him back, and in the process hit him with a club resulting in his death.
They subsequently reported the incident to the Abura Dunkwa Police, he added.
The police in a bid to prevent a confrontation between the ‘Zameramas’ and the angry youth of Abura Dunkwa, quickly rushed to the premises of the ‘Zameramas’ and took the body away, before restoring calm to the area.
The ‘Zameramas’ in the area have since fled for fear of being lynched by the angry youth.
For now, the Abura Dunkwa Police headed by Jonathan K. Banini, have put measures in place to ensure the situation does not escalate.