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A group of angry Muslim youth on Friday nearly lynched an officer of the Ghana Police Service at Abossey Okai while they were heading to the Awudome cemetery around 9:00am for burial.

Reports indicated that the officer, who was nearly lynched, and is a member of the Motor Traffic and Transport Department, tried to stop the motor riders, who were in a funeral procession to the Audome cemetery, from causing vehicular traffic on the road.

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In an interview, the Kaneshie Police Commander, ACP Fakye Kumi, told Adom News his timely intervention through the dispatch of a police patrol team to the scene saved the policeman.

“The policeman, who was on duty to direct traffic at the Awudome cemetery, stopped the youth who were in a procession. They became agitated and attacked the policeman creating a chaotic scene and we had to rush here to calm the situation,” he stated.

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The policeman was later rushed to the hospital. Two of the suspects were arrested and sent to the Kaneshie Police Station.

Source: | Adom News