7 arrested over shootout in Nima as 2 gangs clash
The Ghana Police Service has arrested seven persons over Tuesday’s shootout in Nima during a clash between two gangs.
Five of those arrested are currently in police custody while two others have been hospitalised under police guard.
The Police Service posted a video on its Facebook page showing a group of men wielding machetes in a street in Nima, and some firing gunshots in the open.
The Police however said it strongly intervened to contain the violence.
Leaders of the two gangs have been named as Kumordzi and Bombon and Police are also on the search for them.
The Director-General of Public Affairs, Ghana Police Service, ACP Kwesi Ofori, who addressed the media at the police headquarters said “Nima witnessed mass violence around 3:30 pm yesterday [Tuesday], and the Police quickly intervened. The violence spread across some sections of Nima and we managed to stabilise the situation.”
“7 persons have been arrested. 5 are presently here with us, and the other two are on admission at the Police hospital.”
He also indicated that the Police is actively working to clamp down on all criminals within Nima and its environs.