Juansa (Ash), Sept.30, GNA - Five members of Saviour Church of Ghana sustained injury when a group of people attacked them on Friday night at Juansa in the Ashanti Akyem North of the Ashanti region.
The attackers, numbering about 200, also destroyed four cars, 200 plastic chairs and five traveling bags, loud speakers and canopies being used for the three days convention of the church.
The Konongo Divisional Police Commander, Chief Superintendent Alex Amenyo who led a police re-enforcement to scene, made this known to newsmen at Juansa.
He said no arrest had so far been made and Police are investigating, adding that their initial investigations had revealed that the attackers were from Agogo, Konongo and Juansa branches of the Church with its headquarters at Akim Osiem in the Eastern Region.
Mr Amenyo said Saviour Church of Ghana was granted Police permit to hold a three-day convention at Juansa. When the convention started on Friday at about 2000 hours, the group emerged from nowhere, attacked some members and destroyed the properties of the church at the scene. The injured were treated by the Health Team at the Convention, he said.
According to the Divisional Police Commander, he had to suggest to the Spiritual head of the Church, Opanyin Elia Asirifi Dadeako, to suspend the convention to avoid loss of lives and appealed to churches to live in peace.
Speaking to the GNA after the attack, Opanyin Dadeako said the other faction had been attacking the members continuously for the about 16 years and appealed to the Christian Council of Ghana to deal with the situation.