The Ghana Police Service has placed a GHS20 000 reward for information that will lead to the arrest of the leaders of the two rival gangs behind the violence that erupted at Nima.
The Police announced this at a press conference on Wednesday, 19 January 2022.
According to the Police, it is working to reduce gangsterism activities across the country.
Director of Public Affairs, ACP Kwesi Ofori, said: “It takes a gang, a criminal gang designed to perpetuate violence in that community.
“Gangsterism of this height will not be accepted by the Ghana Police Service, and we will do whatever it takes to make sure we nip them in the bud and dismantle their network.”
ACP Ofori further noted that looking at the causes of the violence, “is their [both gangs] quest for supremacy, their quest to Lord over each other, their quest to make sure that they intimidate their opponents and there’ve been occasions where they’ve had a lot of fights at the lower level without coming to light and their activities have been monitored by the Nima Police closely over the last two years.”
He added that:“Any member of the public who offers credible information that leads to their arrest, will be given that amount. GHS20,000 has been placed on their head.”
Both gangs have appeared before the Municipal Security Council in the past.
They were dealt with and warned accordingly.
Both groups were also at the Nima Police 2years ago and were bonded until they exhibited mass violence again.
Nima witnessed gangsterism and mass violence around 3.30 pm on Tuesday, 18 January 2022 when two rival groups led respectively by Kumordzi, alias Ibrahim Hussein; and Bombom, alias Ali Awudu, who have always disagreed on issues, went all out on the streets of Nima.
Seven suspects were initially arrested in connection with the violence.
Two mores suspects were arrested later, bring the number to nine.
The leaders of the two rival groups are however still at large.