Police in the Eastern Region are on a manhunt for persons who turned the Nsukwao River within the New Juaben Municipality red.
The Nsukwao Township in Koforidua was agog on Saturday after residents saw the river that passes through the area turning red with some suspecting that it was blood.
Some residents had immediately read superstition into the incident, as pictures of it that went viral on social media also suggested.
But preliminary investigations by the police suggest that, the water changed its colour because some “unscrupulous” people poured certain chemicals into it.
Speaking to Citi News on the development, the Eastern Regional Police Commander in charge of Public Affairs ASP Ebenezer Tetteh, said the culprits will be dealt with accordingly.
“Our preliminary investigations show that, it was not blood, but rather some unscrupulous persons might have poured some chemicals into it upstream and that was what was flowing downstream.”
He also told Citi News that the river body is currently gaining its original form.
The river as we speak now, is regaining its normal colour which is white and odorless. That confirms our suspicion that it’s not blood but chemicals,” ASP Tetteh added.
By: Godwin Akweiteh Allotey & Jessica Aryee/citifmonline.com/Ghana