For the timely and swift intervention of the police, the Municipal Chief Executive(MCE) for the Atebubu-Amantin Municpality, Edward Owusu would have been lynched.
The MCE in the company of a task force today stormed Amantin, a town in the Municipality to collect revenue from shop owners.
The task force locked up shops whose owners had defaulted in the payment of the said revenue which ranged from 120 to 400 cedis depending on your number of shops.
But some youth in the town who were not happy with the manner in which a similar exercise was carried out in Atebubu a fortnight ago and had earlier warned to disrupt the process attacked the team in the middle of the exercise.
The youth revealed that it was time the MCE’s show of power in the Municipality was brought to order.
They reportedly vandalised his vehicle with registration number GN 2270-11 and a Tundra belonging to the police service.
Some of the police officers were injured in the ensuing melee.
The police had to fire warning shots amid the throwing of stones before they could whisk him away.
They have vowed to attack any task force that steps in the town to lock up their shops until proper consultation is done.
The report continues that some chiefs in the town even prior to the exercise met the MCE behind closed doors and appealed to him to postpone the exercise based on the seeming tension but he refused.
Efforts to speak to the MCE proved futile.