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Ada: Police commander threatens showdown following attack on his men by residents

Indigenes of Salom, a salt mining community in the Ada West District of the Greater Accra Region last Friday attacked an investigative team of the Sege Police Command.

The residents also vandalized a private vehicle used by the police.

DSP George Aboagye, District Police Commander who confirmed this in an interview said, one Amartey Anim, 40, reported to the police that his tube which was connected to his salt mining pan had been cut off by unknown persons.

Per the report, some police personnel numbering three in addition to the complainant were dispatched to the scene in an Opel Astra with registration number GW 8486–11 to investigate the matter.

Upon reaching the scene, some members from the community who had laid ambush with cutlasses, clubs, stones and other offensive weapons, attacked the three officers and in the process, vandalized the private vehicle belonging to one of the officers.

According to an account by the driver of the vehicle, the community members pounced on him as he attempted to escape and later smashed the windscreen of the car.

An incensed District Police Commander who claimed to have served notice to the various Traditional leaders over the matter, is warning of a showdown, when the police storm the area to arrest the culprits behind the latest attack.

Meanwhile reports indicate that suspects behind the latest attack, have left the town to neighboring communities in fear of a possible reprisal attack from the police.

Reports say parts of the Salom Community have become a ghost town following Friday’s attack.

The attack comes after continues agitations among indigenes of Ada over the allocation of the Ada Songor Lagoon to McDan Group of Companies to mine salt.

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