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Police arrest two people over Odododiodoo clash

BY: graphic.com.gh

Two persons have been arrested in connection with the violence that occurred at James Town in the Odododiodoo Constituency last Sunday.

The two, according to the police, were part of those who were seen throwing stones and bottles in videos shared on social media.

According to the Public Relations Officer of the Accra Regional Police Command, DSP Effia Tenge, another person who was captured on video firing gunshots has been invited by the police through his lawyer.

She made this known at a media briefing in Accra on Wednesday [October 28, 2020].

About 10 people were injured in the clash that ensued between supporters of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) when the latter embarked on a health walk within the constituency.

The health walk was led by the incumbent Member of Parliament (MP) for Odododiodio, Mr Edwin Nii Lante Vanderpuije, with key party functionaries and supporters in attendance.

The walk began at the Opera Square in Accra and was routed through the Rawlings Park, UTC, Arena, James Town, and designed to end at the starting point at the Opera Square.

However, when the group got to the NPP’s Odododiodioo Constituency area, known as the "Blue Gate" around the High Street, a misunderstanding ensued between a group of young men who were in the "Blue Gate" area and some supporters of the  NDC participating in the health walk.

This resulted into the throwing of bottles and stones at each other, resulting in serious injuries to about 10 persons who were rushed to the hospital.