Police have arrested a newly installed chief and twenty-two other persons for engaging in a gunfight at Yamoa-Nkwanta in the Central Region.

According to reports, two families in Yamoa-Nkwanta engaged in a gunfight after one family decided to install a new chief. The police had earlier warned the family to stop but they refused to pay heed to their advice which led to the gunfight between the two families.

Reports added that one of the family members identified as Teacher Olu wanted to be installed as chief of Yamoa-Nkwanta in Kasoa. Meanwhile, the town already has a Chief.

Members of the ruling family disagreed and this led to the exchange of gunshots between the two families.

The Central East Police Command was informed about the incident and when they arrived there, they arrested Teacher Olu and twenty-two other people who are currently in police custody assisting investigation.

Chieftaincy disputes in the Central Region remain a major security threat but according to police, they have rolled out interventions to manage the situation.

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