There is tension in Dixcove in the Ahanta West District of the Western Region after a sub-chief of Upper Dixcove was beaten to a pulp by some unknown assailants.

Sources say Nana Diako Kra was stripped naked and assaulted in public by a group of young men on Monday, upon his return from that Lower Dixcove.

According to the Police, the actual cause of the attack on the chief is not immediately known.

A police report sighted by Joy News said at about 10:56 am on Monday, Nana Agyemang IX Omamhene of Lower Dixcove called the police to say that he had information that the mother of Obrempong Hima Dekyi and other chiefs from Upper Dixcove were being attacked at Torome but have been rescued to his palace.

He was, therefore, asking for the police to quickly intervene to save the situation.

The police said, “Immediately after this call, Obrempong Hima Dekyi of Upper Dixcove also called to say that her mother some Chiefs of Upper Dixcove are being attacked at Lower Dixcove Palace.”

According to the Police, they mobilised and moved to Dixcove and met Nana Diako Kra with swollen face being escorted to board a vehicle to the hospital.

The Police took him into their vehicle and proceeded to Lower Dixcove Palace where six of the victims were met sitting inside the palace.

Those rescued are Nana Dekyi Manza, Queen mother of Torome; Christiana Akua Yeboah, mother of Obrempong Hima Dekyi; Charlotte Yeboah, Nana Diako Kra, Jona Aidoo and Sadick Shobajo.

The victims have been sent to the Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital for treatment.

The police say they are investigating the matter.