Angry Somanya Residents Set Police Car On Fire

Some angry residents of Somanya in the Eastern Region, have clashed with police following the arrest of a man believed to have masterminded a violent demonstration last week Friday, against the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG).

The agitated residents torched a police vehicle during the clash. The Eastern Regional Police Command has since dispatched a team reinforce security in the area, to ensure law and order.

The Police in the Eastern Region were on the lookout for one Emmanuel Jamartey, who is reported to have instigated the said violent demonstration in Somanya.

The Police say Mr. Jamartey acted unlawfully rallying the demonstrators to embark on an exercise that led to the destruction of property.

The demonstration saw hundreds of angry residents in the town take over the offices of the ECG, as some vandalised parts of the building in protest over what they described as outrageous electricity bills.

The demonstration also saw a reporter with Citi FM’s partner station, Rite FM, allegedly assaulted by some protesters when he was covering the protest.

The demonstrators proceeded to march on Rite FM’s premises after the station condemned their actions.

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(Via: CitiFM Online Ghana)