Some residents and members of the Awuley Kwao family have abandoned their homes over threats of being killed.

A member of the Awuley Kwao family, Francis Botchway Tetteh was killed along with a mason who was working on the deceased’s uncompleted building at Miotso in a shootout between residents of Dawhenya and Miotso in the Greater Accra Region last week.

Six other persons were injured as a result and were rushed to Tema General Hospital for treatment. All six were discharged within 24 hours.

Tema Police later picked 16 suspects to help with investigation which has been taken over by the national headquarters of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) in Accra.

The incident according to some resident is over a long standing land dispute between the two towns.

Adom News’ Kwame Yankah who visited area noted that, the once lively town is yet to come to terms with last week’s incident.

Some drinking spots, pubs and eatery joints remained closed until 24 hours ago as patrons feared for their dear lives. One of such is Sunset pub and bar which closed before 8:00 pm Wednesday.  

Information gathered by Adom News indicates that those behind the gruesome murder were after John Botchway, son of the deceased.  The perpetrators shot Johnny’s father (Francis Botchway Tetteh) when Johhny escaped.

Prior to last week’s attack, Johnny had once survived a similar attack when some unknown gunmen shot him together with his 15-year-old cousin.

Members of the Awuley Kwao family got to know of the attack when a Good Samaritan hinted them of the incident where the 15-year-old was rushed to Tema General to be treated for gunshot wounds.  

Today, Miotso is very “quiet” and there are no social activities as some members of the community will not return until they feel safe to do so.

Although Tema Regional Police Command has assured residents of their security, some members feel less safe.

At the moment, some youth have formed neighbourhood watchdog to patrol Miotso at night to ward off any possible attack by perpetrators of last week’s crime.