The Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) office has reportedly been vandalised by some enraged locals in the Dormaa West District of the Bono Region.
Rashidatu Mumuni, a 41-year-old mother of six who sold kenkeys, was killed on Sunday, June 11, 2023, after an immigration officer hit her with a patrol motorcycle, according to sources. The enraged locals reportedly stormed the office following the incident.
In the subsequent brawl to get revenge for the woman’s passing, the enraged locals who blamed the officer of driving recklessly damaged furniture, louvre blades, air conditioners, and other items at the Nkrankwanta Border Control.
A customs officer was hurt during their attacks on the border checkpoints at Diabaa and Frimpongkrom, but the scenario was averted by the quick action of security personnel.
Francis Oppong, who serves as the district chief executive (DCE) for the area, verified the killing and the violence that followed at the immigration office in a phone conversation.
According to the information I’ve been given, an immigration officer on a motorbike killed a woman, which infuriated the locals, who then attacked the immigration office and looted some of the property inside.
According to what he said, the District Security Council (DISEC) visited the grieving family to offer its condolences, and since then, the neighbourhood has returned to quiet with inhabitants going about their regular business.
“In the early hours of this morning, DISEC paid a visit to the grieving family, and at this very moment, thanks to the security’s intervention, the community is once again calm and the residents are going about their regular business.”
At the Nkrankwanta Islamic cemetery, the deceased has subsequently been interred in accordance with Islamic customs, according to information made available.