There seems to be chaos in Ahanta West in the Western Region after a protracted chieftaincy dispute turned bloody and deadly.
As at the time of filing this report, eight persons have been grabbed by the police for allegedly setting a chief ablaze in his vehicle.
The Ahanta West Municipal Chief Executive, John Agyare confirmed this to Connect FM saying;
“I was in a meeting settling another issue when I heard that there was confusion over the installation of a chief at Egyambra. We quickly dispatched police officers to the community but some community members started throwing stones at the officers.
About eight persons have so far been arrested, that is the briefing I have had from the police commander,” he indicated.
Meanwhile, the chief who was nearly set ablaze shared his story saying;
“After my successful installation, I was in a vehicle with my elders when some young men stopped us along the way. They poured petrol on my driver and quickly set the vehicle ablaze whilst we were still in it.
My driver sustained severe burns but I was fortunate to have escaped on time whilst the vehicle was on fire. I’m currently in the hospital with my driver and other elders receiving treatment,” he added. Information indicates that some residents have fled the community.