8 Traders Arrested After Besieging The Premises Of KMA

8 Traders Arrested After Besieging The Premises Of KMA
February 07 09:37 2018

Eight-traders-arrested-for-rioting-at-KMA-premises-2(1)Police in the Ashanti Region have picked up eight people after over 30 irate traders besieged the premises of Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) on Tuesday evening to protest the arrest of their colleagues. The officers were called in after the traders massed up at the Assembly’s premises and threatened to attack some workers.

Some of the traders were arrested by police after pulling knives on the task-force members and resisting attempts to remove them from the pavements.The Assembly’s City Guards blocked the entrances of the KMA to prevent the irate youth from getting access to the main yard.The development resulted in a vehicular jam along the KMA-Adum stretch as the atmosphere was charged.Most of the irate traders absconded when police arrived at the scene. The police later chased them and managed to pick up eight persons including two females to the Central Police station.

Public Relations Officer of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly, Godwin Okumah Nyame, said four of them appeared in court and were charged, while a bench warrant has been issued for the arrest of six others who failed to appear before the court.’The Assembly will deal with recalcitrant drivers and traders who fail to comply with the relocation exercise’,he stressed.

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