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Apam: Police allegedly shoot two in clash with youth over speed ramp construction

Two persons have sustained gunshot wounds in a clash between Police and angry youth of Apam in the Central Region over the construction of speed ramps in the area.

The youth took it upon themselves to construct the ramps Saturday evening in a bid to end the killing of people by speeding drivers on the Apam Cape Coast highway.

According to reports when the police attempted to stop them, a scuffle ensued during which the police allegedly fired live bullets indiscriminately which hit the two persons.

Five of the youth were arrested.

The injured people are receiving treatment at Apam St.Lukes Government Hospital.

Over 10 people have been knockdown to death at Apam Junction by overspeeding drivers on the Kasoa – Cape Coast Highway within two weeks.

In an interview with Kasapa News, Yaw Boagyan, the Leader of the Concern Youth, Sampson Ebo called on the Minister for Roads and Highway to ensure the construction of proper speed ramps on their roads to end the unnecessary killings by some drivers else they will continue to fight for their right with their blood.

The Apam District Police Commander DSP Moses Osakono when contacted confirmed the incident but said he’s yet to conduct a thorough investigation.


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