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Apam: Five arrested, others shot as police ‘fight’ illegal speed ramp builders

Two persons have sustained gunshot wounds, with three others suffering minor injuries after police moved in to arrest persons who constructed an illegal speed ramp at Apam Junction in the Central Region.

Five other persons were arrested in the operation undertaken by the Apam District Police Command.

The speed ramp was constructed by some commercial drivers who said they wanted to check excessive speeding on the stretch.

The Apam District Police Command had ordered the commercial drivers who mounted the speed ramp to remove it, but they failed to do so, resulting in the altercation between them and the Police on Saturday night.

Commercial drivers at the G.P.R.T.U branch at Ankamu, a suburb of Apam, had complained of speeding vehicles knocking persons down on the Apam stretch on the main Cape Coast highway with the latest victim being a taxi driver.

The commercial drivers, earlier on Saturday, decided to heap more sand on the makeshift ramp, resulting in the altercation between them and the police.

 

One of the drivers, Ebo Sampson who narrated the incident to Citi News said, “I received several slaps from the police. They heckled me and kicked me for doing nothing.”

SOURCE: Citinews

 

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