Some marauding youth of Gbawe, a suburb in the Accra metropolis of the Greater Accra Region on Monday September 14, went on rampage and vandalized the palace of the Ngeleshie-Lafa Barima chief, Nii Ayi Okufubuor I, located at Mallam Junction.
According to reports, the youth from the Gbawe invaded the palace of Nii Ayi Okufubuor I, and vandalized properties including doors, louver blades, tinted glasses, and chairs worth several hundreds of Ghana Cedis.
The report further has it the Gbawe youth were in the palace on the suspicion that the said chief under the James Town Ngleshie-Alata stool was preparing to install sub-chiefs hence the decision to attack and destroy several properties to register their displeasure.
Speaking in an interview after the incident at the palace, Nii Ashaley said their attention was drawn to the act of lawlessness on the part of the Gbawe youth on Monday morning so they quickly informed the police and a team was dispatched to the scene.
Two persons namely Adam Nana (AGBOJOO) and Nii Shipi of Gbawe were arrested and sent to the Odorkor divisional command. According to the police the above named individuals will be put before court.
Two other persons, Afutu Quartey (Gbawe secretary) and Kofi Asafoatse who were the ring leaders for the attack are on the run, police is on a manhunt to arrest them while investigations continue to bring the perpetrators of the crime to book.
The Ngleshie Lafa-Barima Wulomo, Nuumo Wokwe Nyomo I, was brutally assaulted and currently receiving medical attention. Gbawe and Weija are embroiled in a long tussle over boundary demarcation.