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Video: Soldiers and police clash at Accra Central headquarters

Some soldiers guarding a bullion van on Monday, March 27, 2023, clashed with members of the Ghana Police Service at the Accra Central Headquarters.

A video trending on social media shows personnel of both the Ghana Armed Forces and Ghana Police Service engage in violence in broad daylight.

The fisticuffs between the two state security agencies led to physical contact and cocking of guns, a journalist with Accra FM, who witnessed the incident narrated.

According to another eyewitness, the incident ensued when a police dispatch rider stopped a bullion van and a military escort on a busy street at the Accra business district on Monday.

Thomas Moro, the journalist eyewitness further narrated that he saw police rush onto the soldiers who had just gotten down from a military pick-up truck.

Thomas explained that before the fight between the police and the soldiers, the bullion van and the military pick-up were travelling at top speed in front of the police headquarters in an attempt to enter the CBD through the road in front of the Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service.

But the speeding bullion van of the military escort was blocked by a police dispatch rider at the intersection, probably for using that route or speeding.

The military did not take kindly to the show of authority by the police dispatch rider, leading to the show of power by the two state security agencies.

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