HOHOE: Chief Imam meets Togbega Gabusu to solve clashes
|Sheikh Osman Nuhu Shaributu (National Chief Imam)|| |
The National Chief Imam, Shiekh Osman Nuhu Sharabutu has held a closed door meeting with the Chief of Hohoe, Togbega Gabusu and the leadership of the Zongo community in a bid to find a lasting solution to the misunderstanding that sparked some riots in the community on Monday.
According to reports available to XYZ News, the two leaders apologized to each other on behalf of their people for the violence that allegedly claimed four lives.
Togbega Gabusu’s Palace and car were burnt by the Zongo community after the Muslims went on rampage after realising that some unknown persons suspected to be indigenes of Hohoe had exhumed the dead body of the Chief Imam of the Muslim community in Hohoe.
Personnel of the Military and the Ghana Police Service were deployed to the area to restore calm and order. The Regional Security Council later imposed dusk till dawn curfew on the community.
Speaking to Joy FM, the National Chief Imam’s spokesperson, Chief Baba Isa, said both leaders after long hours of talks agreed that a committee be formed to thoroughly investigate the causes of the disturbances that rocked the community.
He added that the Chief Imam’s priority is to ensure that peace prevails in the Hohoe community so that both parties live in harmony.
But residents of the community are angry at the Police Service for failing to arrest any of the miscreants who allegedly set ablaze Togbega Gabusu’s house and car.