Crime

3 persons shot following clash between COCOBOD taskforce and farmers at Ahamanso junction

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Three persons have been shot in Ahamanso Junction in the Oti Region following a clash between the COCOBOD task force and some farmers.

The victims were shot when a misunderstanding erupted between the task force and the farmers regarding the sale of cocoa beans.

It’s unclear who fired the shot but the victims are said to be farmers.

The Principal Medical Officer at the St Mary Theresa Hospital in Papase, where the victims are receiving treatment said they received three patients who were rushed to the emergency as case of suspected gunshots.

Dr David Amankwa Kodua further stated that when the patients arrived, they were in serious condition so the emergency team started stabilising them.

“As of now, they are stable, one of them, who is around 36 years old, received a gunshot wound to the right lower limb, and after investigating further – the bullet there confirmed that indeed it was a gunshot wound,” he said.

He continued by stating that the 36-year-old had a fracture of the tibia, emphasising that arrangements have been made to refer him to the Ho Teaching Hospital, where orthopaedic surgeons will attend to him.

“The other two, one of them was even discharged. He was very, very stable. And the one who is also on the award, which we can manage here, has some lacerations which we are sutured. For him, the X-ray did not show the bullet inside,” Dr Kodua said.

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