The Ghana Police says it has restored law and order at the Muus Timber Market located in Ofankor.
According to the police, the riot resulted in the burning of tyres and the blocking of public roads.
The riot was in relation to a land litigation, the police statement said.
Earlier, Rainbow Radio’s Nhyiraba Kwabena Asirifi reported that the traders at the timber market were protesting because one of their employees had been shot dead by suspected land guards who were deployed to the market to eject them.
They accused the landowner of introducing an outrageous payment plan.
The landowner is said to have introduced a monthly rent payment, which the traders objected to.
The landowner allegedly sent the guards to eject the traders, a situation that led to the riot that led to the death of an individual.
Read the Police Statement Below
The Police have restored law, order and security at Ofankor following a riot which resulted in the burning of tyres and blocking of public road.
Investigation so far indicates that the riot was in relation to a land litigation issue.
Police has since strengthened security in the area and the road has been opened to normal traffic flow.
Investigation continues to get the perpetrators arrested to face justice.