One person has been killed and two injured in clashes between Fulani herdsmen and some residents of Akukua in the Atebubu- Amanteng District in the Brong Ahafo region.
The disturbances broke out when a Fulani Herdsman was alleged to have made sexual advances towards a Konkomba woman.
Police in the area have confirmed the violence, saying it begun at about 12 noon in Akukua before spreading to Amantin when the Konkombas mounted roadblocks in search of the alleged perpetrator.
Municipal Police Commander of Atebubu Amanteng, Superintendent Edward Konyer, confirming the incident said calm has so far returned to the two communities.
“The Fulaniman wanted to have sex with the woman after he tried to help her to carry her water from a pond in Akukua. He made sexual advances towards the woman which she resisted”, he said.
Superintendent Konyer said upon hearing the incident he and his men rushed to Akukua where they came across roackblocks mounted by the Konkombas looking for the Fulanis.
He said they were able to calm nerves at the barriers where the roadblocks had been mounted but some of the angry folks sneaked to the outskirts of the town in pursuit of the woman’s attacker where they found lynched him.
“The body of the deceased has been deposited at the Asante Mampong Hospital waiting autopsy. The rest are receiving treatment at Mampong and St. Luke Hospital at Kasei,” Superintendent Konyer revealed.
Source: ghanaweb