Marauding youth of Dzolo-Gbogame in the Ho West District of the Volta region on Wednesday morning chased out the District Chief Executive (DCE), Ernest Victor Apau and other members of staff of the district assembly out of their offices, MyNewsGh.com reports.
A pickup truck belonging to the district assembly was also
set ablaze by the rampaging young lads, sending a thick billow of smoke into
the morning sky, after one of the assembly’s vehicles reportedly knocked and
killed a resident during one of the assembly’s routine Revenue Mobilization
Exercise in the area before midday.
The truck that had been parked in front of the district assembly building has been burned beyond recognition; the whole town has been thrown into a state of shock, MyNewsGh.com reporters say.
Journalists who attempted to record the onslaught were also
beaten to pulp and had their equipment and vehicle vandalized in the process.
Reporters of the Ghanaian Times Newspaper and the Ghana News
Agency (GNA) had their tablet and side mirror of their vehicle damaged
As at the time of filing this story, no arrest had been effected by the Ho police; it was also unclear whether the DCE and other members of his staff who bolted had mustered the courage to return to their offices as efforts to reach any of them proved abortive.
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Calm has however returned to the area, while police intensify patrol activities there.
Source: MyNewsGh.com/Teddy Brown Onimbede/2020