Tension is increasing among traders at Muus Timber Market due to an alleged attack by suspected languards.
The traders are accusing the land owner of initiating an attack on them due to new rent payment arrangements.
The traders allege that the landowner instructed suspected landguards to attack them, leading to the alleged death of a trader.
The traders expressed disagreements with and told Rainbow Radio’s Nhyiraba Kwabena Asirifi that the issue was regarding a new payment plan for their rent.
The traders informed him that due to their disagreement with the payment plan, the landowner ordered the landguards to forcefully remove them.
A trader was killed and several others injured due to attackers opening fire on them, as traders reported the situation.
In view of this, the traders are protesting and have blocked the roads from both sides.
The situation has left passengers and motorists stranded.
The traders our reporter said are also burning lorry tyres and demanding an immediate action.
Vice Chair of the traders, Samuel Osei Bonsu, told Asirifi that the land owner has demanded that they pay their rent on monthly basis since she was no longer interested in the two years rent.
The Vice Chair explained that the land owner met with them in December and told them she would increase the rent by GHC 7,200 but failed to reduce it.
*After a period, she came back and told them she wanted the rent on a three-month basis.
But all of a sudden, she is back, saying she wants us to pay every month or we should vacate the land.
She sent land guards to come and attack us, following which one person has died and others have sustained injuries,” the Vice Chair said.
Meanwhile, armed police officers have been deployed to the location to maintain law and order.