E/R Galamsey Clash 22 suspects transferred to Regional Command for questioning

The Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Yaw Nketia Yeboah, the Eastern Regional Public Relations Officer who confirmed this to Pulse.com.gh said: “All the officers who were injured have been discharged from the hospital."

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The 22 suspects who were arrested on Thursday following a gun battle between members of the anti galamsey security task force and some illegal miners at Asamama in the Eastern Region have been transferred to the regional Police Command for questioning.

The Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Yaw Nketia Yeboah, the Eastern Regional Public Relations Officer who confirmed this to Pulse.com.gh said: “All the officers who were injured have been discharged from the hospital. The suspects too are being questioned by the police; the 22 who were arrested are being questioned in Koforidua here.”

READ ALSO: Galamsey Police clash with illegal miners: 2 killed

He, however, indicated that “the place is calm. Though there was tension, everything is calm...everybody is worried about the situation but so far no more trouble has happened.”

ASP Nketia-Yeboah added that eight illegal miners, as well as two police officers sustained varying degrees of injuries from the clash.

Background

Residents in the area had alerted the task force about the illegal mining activities of the miners.

READ ALSO: “No galamsey, no votes” - Illegal miners chant in protest

According to the residents, huge trailers offloading machines and other illegal mining materials were seen in the town being used by the said illegal miners to destroy rivers and farms in search for mineral resources.

The task force, in their bid to arrest the illegal miners met huge resistance from them, as some of the illegal miners exchanged gunshots with the team.

After several minutes, the galamsey miners were dispersed but two illegal miners died in the process.

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