Three persons have been hit by stray bullets after police officers fired shots to disperse angry youth of Sogakope who blocked the bridge over the Volta river, as they protested the murder of their assemblyman on Sunday and the police response to the incident.
The injured, all males are currently receiving treatment at the Kumbulu and Sogakope Hospitals.
A reinforcement team of soldiers has arrived in the town to support the Police to maintain law and order.
The irate youth have given the police three days to arrest the suspects in the gruesome murder.
The Assemblymember for Sogakope South, Marcus Mawutor Adzahli who’s also a Mobile Money merchant was shot and killed by suspected robbers at his residence Sunday dawn.
Reports say the victim fought back the suspects, numbering eight with one of them in a hood who tried to snatch his safe away. Several calls by the victim to the police went unanswered as the robbers spent about 45 minutes trying to break into his house, reports noted.
According to eyewitnesses “they used cement blocks and broke down his bulletproof and burglary proof doors, entered his home, and shot him several times; dismembering his body in gory fashion and of course, killing him”.
Other reports suggest neighbours were awoken by the loud gunshots at his residence but were scared and defenseless in the circumstances.
The wife and a child of the deceased were also injured and are currently at the emergency care at the Sogakope District Hospital.