Residents of Kpaguri, a suburb of Wa in the Upper West Region, last Saturday attacked alleged prostitutes in the area.
The angry residents, wielding all kinds of sharp objects, stormed a house in the area, chased out all 12 female occupants and set several rooms on fire.
The swift intervention by the police prevented a massacre . Six of the victims who were seriously injured in the attack were sent to the Upper West Regional Hospital by the police are currently responding to treatment.
According to Atinka FM’s Upper West Regional correspondent, Ahmed Saanyuo, the residents launched the attack after all attempts to persuade the landlord, Mr Beine Wangy, to eject the ladies failed.
According to him, the landlord even failed to appear before the Overlord of WA, Naa Fusieni Pelpuo IV, when he was summoned and that the residents had no option than to forcibly eject the alleged prostitutes.
The police have commenced investigation into the case after a report was lodged by the landlord.