Two Shot Dead at Abossey Okai

Two persons have been reportedly shot dead at Abossey Okai-Accra on Saturday, August 29, 2020. 

The two unidentified men were met their fate during Homowo, the traditional festival of the Gas. One other person sustained injuries from the gunshots.

It is not immediately clear how the mishap occurred.

According to the The Kaneshie Divisional Police, the incident occurred when the chief and people of Abossey Okai organised their Homowo festival without notifying the police.

According to the police the guns went off whiles some customary rites were being performed as part of the celebration. 

The police went to the scene and the victims were rushed to the Sukura Community Hospital and the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital.

Hospital authorities confirmed that 2 of them died whiles receiving treatment.

The third victim who sustained an injury on his right arm has been treated and discharged.

Investigations are ongoing to establish whether the shootings had anything to do with the festivity amid efforts to trace, identify and arrest the suspects.

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