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Sunday, August 20, 2017


Five Nigerians living in Ghana have been reportedly killed in xenophobic attacks in Santa-Maria, a few kilometres away from Sowutom.
THEWILL gathered that trouble started when a Nigerian man, Thompson Peter, was reported to have stabbed a Ghanaian man to death, claiming the purported victim was a thief.

The 48-year-old Nigerian said he committed the act in self-defence while the policemen who visited the alleged crime scene were also attacked and chased away by the protesting Ghanaians.
According to a Facebook post by one Ifeanyi Chukwuemeka, a Nigerian resident in Ghana resident, Peter allegedly stabbed Ghanaian 27-year-old Misbau Amadu in the head with a knife after a confrontation at his residence at about 10:00pm on Thursday.

“The victim was rushed to the Mary Lucy Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival by the doctors,” Chukwuemeka wrote on Facebook.

“Inspector Kwabena Danso, Deputy Accra Regional Police Public Relations Officer (PRO), said a week ago, that Thompson Peter lodged a complaint at the Sowutoum Police Station that Misbau Amadu had broken into his apartment and stolen some items.

“After taking the statement of Thompson, the PRO said the police proceeded to the residence of Misbau Amadu with the intent of inviting him to the station to help investigate the claim but he was not available.

“Thompson said at about 9:00 pm last Thursday, Misbau came to his (Thomson’s) house, armed with a knife to attack him for reporting the case to the police. In the course of the fight, Thompson said he overpowered Misbau and stabbed him in self-defence.”

The matter is still under investigations but crisis has already broken out in the area, with many Nigerians being attacked.

Another Nigerian resident in Ghana, Stephen Chase Ebuka, in another Facebook post confirmed that Ghanaian policemen were attacked by angry youths in the crime scene because they wanted to enforce peace in the neighbourhood.

Ebuka said five Nigerians have been killed in a reprisal attack and advised every Nigerian living in the crime area to “stay indoors till things cool off.”

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