Man allegedly shot in Lower Manya Krobo over prepaid meters installation
One person has allegedly sustained a gunshot wound at Nuaso in the Lower Manya Krobo municipality during a tussle between some residents who have been resisting the installation of prepaid meters by the Electricity Company of Ghana.
The identity of the middle-aged man has not been readily established but in a viral video, he bled profusely from his back while one of the residents was overheard claiming “the soldiers shot him. Ghana, let’s be careful o, this is what the soldiers are doing to us in Odumase Krobo”.
There is brewing tension in the Lower Manya Krobo Municipality as some residents of Nuaso, a community in the municipality have accused the military detachment who are assisting the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) to install prepaid meters of assault.
The residents allege that the team attacked and severely subjected some of the residents to beatings, even though they did not resist the installation of the meters.
The unprovoked attacks have left many injured while others live in fear.
One of the female victims of the attack explained that “when they came, I was preparing food in the kitchen. They said I should enter my room and I said I was cooking so I cannot go with them.”
“The moment I said I cannot go, they took their cane and started beating me. They said we are going to come again, and we will come and beat you more than this.”
In a related development, ECG in response to the accusation has condemned the incident, noting that “these attacks are unfortunate situations.”
“The team has withdrawn from Nuaso Old Town,” the ECG stated.
Explaining what accounted for the attacks, ECG said “in Nuaso Old Town, there was resistance. One woman threatened to pour hot oil on the ECG personnel and the Military as well.”