A 14-year-old boy has been shot dead a while ago by personnel of the Ghana Police Service attached to Power Distribution Services (PDS) in Odumase-Krobo in the eastern region.
Eastern Regional Command of the Ghana Police Service have disclosed that residents of the area attacked them with dangerous weapons including cutlasses and cudgels for which reason they had to call in reinforcement to defend themselves.
DSP Ebenezer Tetteh, who speaks for the police in the eastern region said the residents had mounted resistance to prevent new owners of Electricity Company of Ghana, PDS from disconnecting electricity supply of people who were owning.
According to him, the sheer numbers of over 1,000 residents overwhelmed the police population of only 40.
In the ensuing skirmishes, several civilians sustained various degrees of injuries.
Eye witness accounts say a number of them have been sent to the hospital for medical attention while the corpse of the 14-year-old boy is being transferred to the morgue for autopsy.
Security intelligence reports say the area of Odumase-Krobo has been simmering with instances of police-civilian clashes over the past six months.
A contingent of rear-guard police is still maintaining a stranglehold of the area with patrols to ensure no further degeneration of the security situation.