Police supervising the relocation of onion sellers at the Agbogbloshie market on Thursday, July 1, 2021, had to fire shots to scare away what they say were ‘criminal elements’ who attempted to impede the exercise.
The suspects decided to take advantage of what was meant to be a peaceful exercise to attack some traders.
The timely intervention of the police officers on the grounds saved the situation to protect the apprehensive traders.
Some of the suspected criminals have been arrested and are being interrogated.
He further explained that the police’s action was to ensure the safety of the traders who were relocating.Related Articles
“The police just intervened to protect everybody. That is what we did. The traders were a bit apprehensive when those criminals jumped in on their end.”
“Some of the criminal elements have been arrested, and they will be interrogated”, ACP Kwesi Ofori added.
Onion traders are expected to begin their business at the Adjen Kotoku Market in the Ga West Municipality from today, Thursday, July 1, 2021 following a directive by the Greater Accra Regional Minister, Henry Quartey.