Some heavily armed military personnel Monday afternoon clashed with some Police officers in the Central Business District of Accra.
The clashes started after some military officers in an official military vehicle allegedly chased and attacked a police officer in plain clothes on a motorcycle after an alleged traffic infraction by the police officer.
An eyewitness who spoke to citinewsroom.com stated that despite several pleas by the police officer and also identifying himself as an Inspector, in an attempt to ward off the attack stopped the soldiers from pummelling him.
The police officer is reported to have gone to the Accra Central Police Station to report the incident.
Some police officers on duty armed themselves and pursued the soldiers arresting one of them in the process.
The soldiers are reported to have called for reinforcement in an attempt to rescue their colleague, but they were stiffly resisted by the police until some senior officers managed to quell the tensions.
The eyewitness added that traders were shocked to see personnel from the country’s topmost security agencies engage in open combat and verbally and physically assault each other.