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Sekondi Central Mosque clash results in eight injuries

By
Mildred Siabi-Mensah, GNA

Sekondi, July 1, GNA –
The question of who leads prayers and other ceremonial activities at the
Sekondi Central Mosque continues with people sustaining various degrees of
injuries.

Eight people sustained
various degrees of injuries, when one of the factions allegedly fighting over
the ownership of a mosque, clashed with the current leadership on Friday.

Assistant
superintendent of Police (ASP) Olivia Adiku, Western Regional Police Public
Relations Officer, who confirmed the clash, named the victims as Salim Issah,
Abdul Aziz, Aminu Sirinu, Abdul Rashid, Aminu Mohammed.

The rest are Alhassan
Abdulai, Khassum Issah and Halifa Cissey.

She said at about at
0930 hrs on Thursday, the Sekondi Police received a distress call about the
fatal clash from some opinion leaders at Sekondi.

She said a police
patrol team was immediately dispatched to the area to intervene and bring
sanity to the area.

The police PRO
revealed that a locally manufactured pistol together with two used BB
cartridges, a knife and cutlasses were retrieved.

ASP Adiku said
“seven people with various degrees of sharp object wounds later reported
at the Sekondi Police Station”.

She said they were
issued with Police medical forms to seek medical treatment and report for
further action.

She said currently, a
team of police men have been deployed in the area to maintain law and order.

It would be recalled
that a similar incident happened at the Sekondi Central Mosque when some
residents of the Sekondi Zongo raided the worship place, attacked and inflicted
cutlass wounds on some of the worshipers during the month of Ramadan.

GNA

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