Nine persons have been arrested by the police at Teshie in the Greater Accra region, following a chieftaincy dispute which has resulted in a violent clash in the area.
The palace of the Teshie Chief Priest, also known as the Wulomo shrine has been razed down by fire on Thursday.
According to reports, all properties in the shrine have been destroyed.
Gunshots were also fired in the area by the groups believed to be involved in a chieftaincy dispute.
The incident which occurred on Thursday, August 5, has left more than 50 persons who resided at the shrine in the Greater Accra Region displaced.
Secretary to the Osabu-Ayiku Wulomo, John Adjetey Kommey suspects arson; allegedly undertaken by persons involved in a chieftaincy dispute.
In his narration, he explained that there was a clash between two Teshie groups; the Mantse and Shiketale after embarking on a fishing expedition to mark the harvesting of fish.
According to him, there were gunshots that led to an individual being shot in the leg.
He alleged that the Mantse group proceeded to the family houses of the rival group and burnt two funeral parlours to the ground.
“On their way from the fishing expedition, the Mantse group started pelting stones against the other group and they also retaliated with gunshots.
“Unfortunately, one person was shot in the leg. The Mantse group then proceeded to some of the family houses in the Tseiwe quarter. Two funeral parlours were burnt and they proceeded to the family house and they burnt that family house too,” he narrated.