Zamerama Line clash over politician’s land and how police arrested armed military-uniformed men

Military-uniformed men reportedly clashed with some youth in Zamerama Line, a suburb of the Ablekuma Central Constituency in Accra.

According to, the men fought with the youth of the Zongo community over a land allegedly belonging to a leading member of the New Patriotic Party, Lord Oblitey Commey, popularly known as Lord Commey.

A video making rounds online showed the uniformed men with guns attacking the youth while threatening to shoot them. Some of the youth were also beaten up.

Hours after the incident, police arrested three people including a soldier. A statement from the police dated June 6, 2022, indicated that the suspects, one Sergeant Isaac Abbey and two others, Gofred Amegbor and Ofei Darko were taken into custody for their involvement in the incident which happened on June 4, 2022.

“Two of the arrested persons, suspects Godfred Amegbor and Ofei Darko who were posing as soldiers also sustained some injuries and were sent to the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital for treatment,” the statement further said.

In their statements to the police, two of the suspects – Godfred Amegbor and Ofei Darko claimed to also be military personnel although the claims are yet to be verified by the police.

The Police further indicated that the injured persons; Ali Ashillely, Akim Zibo, Salam Musah and Faisal Khalid Azumah who sustained various degrees of gunshot wounds are currently receiving treatment at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital for treatment.

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