between two youth groups at Fadama in Accra has resulted in
the death of one person.
It is unclear what caused the clash but the Okaikoi North
Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Boye Laryea has confirmed the
The Okaikoi North Municipal Council has consequently gone
ahead to suspend the 62nd Independence Day Celebrations in
the municipality which was scheduled to take place at the
Fadama Cluster of Schools, which is near the place where the
incident happened.
In a statement, the Municipal Chief Executive explained that the
suspension of the indece celebrations had become necessary
due to the “simmering tensions between two youth factions
which has already resulted in the death of one person.”
One faction said to be angry about the killing of their colleague
stormed the area Tuesday evening apparently to revenge, and
ended up destroying properties in the area.
The one who died was said to have been stabbed on Monday
and later died on Tuesday whilst receiving medical attention.
Friends of the deceased after the burial reportedly stormed the
area Tuesday evening to avenge the death.
The rampaging youth according to reports forced many
businesses in the area to close abruptly as well as forced other
residents to stay indoors following the violent clash.
They reportedly arrived in the area with motorcycles, held sticks,
cutlasses and guns and whipped people they came across in the
streets and vandalised some shops.