One man has been shot dead and another injured following a misunderstanding over a parcel of land at Coco Beach in Nungua near Accra.
The two men were said to be part of a three-man armed group, which was allegedly engaged by a building contractor, Mr Ebenezer Ekow Agaim, 46, to attack a mechanic, Bismark Attoh, 27.
Mr Agaim was said to be at loggerheads with Attoh over a piece of land lying in between their houses at Coco Beach in Nungua.
The deceased has been identified only as Razak and the injured only as Ansah.
The two persons involved in the dispute, Agaim and Attoh, are currently assisting in police investigations.
Pump action gun
Briefing Graphic Online in Accra on Tuesday, the Accra Regional Police Public Relations Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Mrs Effia Tenge, said at about 7:15p.m. on September 26, 2016, Agaim and the three men, armed with knives, went to the house of his next door neighbour, Attoh to attack him and claim the disputed plot of land between their two houses.
Unknown to the assailants, Attoh was armed with a pump action gun at the time he was attacked.
Police preliminary investigations, she said, indicated that Attoh started firing the weapon indiscriminately.
In the melee, Mrs Tenge said one of the bullets hit Razak, while Ansah sustained gunshot wounds when they were in Attoh’s house.
The third person and Agaim, however, managed to escape.
A search in the house led to the retrieval of a pump action gun, two empty shells and three knives.
The police in their investigations found that Agaim had led a group of men earlier to dump a truck of stones on the land which was in contention.
The development resulted in a clash between Agaim and Attoh.
Attoh is said to have been beaten mercilessly by Agaim and his gang, a development which prompted him to arm himself with the pump action gun.