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Video: Pankrono and Adabraka communal clash leaves one person dead, two arrested

The Tafo Divisional Police Command of the Old Tafo Municipality of the Ashanti Region have arrested two persons following communal clashes between Pankrono and Adabraka youth that left one  stabbed to death.

The arrests followed an unpleasant incident which happened on Wednesday October 18, 2023, evening at the public toilet of Pankrono which claimed the life of one Kwame Owusu, a resident of Pankrono.

The suspects were reportedly arrested by the Tafo Divisional Police Command on Thursday October 19, 2023, following a mysterious death of one Kwame Owusu, an electrician in the area.

The suspects, name withheld, are said to have allegedly injected a substance suspected to poisonous into the deceased leading to his death.

Some residents in the area in an interview with OTEC News revealed that, the deceased was victim of an old rift between youth at Pankrono and youth at Adabraka

They revealed that, the two youth group had clashed some months ago causing a rift between the two communities.

They added that, some youth from Adabraka however attacked the deceased and injected the deceased with suspected poison on Wednesday October 18, 2023, months after the initial clash.

According to reports, some youth from Adabraka which is also in the same Municipality attacked Kwame Owusu, 27 years, after he used the toilet facility and was heading back home and killed him.

Speaking in an interview with OTECNEWS, Nana Osei Agyemang Prempeh, an opinion leader and member of the national security emphatically stated that, the police have arrested two individuals who are allegedly in connection with the murder to help in the investigations of the matter.

Nana Prempeh lauded the police force for helping to maintain peace in Municipality and also assured the family of the deceased and the youth of the two communities to remain calm.

On the other hand, the mother of the deceased, Madam Ama Afrah revealed that her son, Kwame Owusu had returned from Qatar few days ago and was preparing to leave for Dubai on October 19, 2023 a day after his death.

“I heard about my son been attacked by a group and so rushed to the scene and met my son lying lifeless battling for his life, but he was already cold in nature”, she added.

Madam Afrah appealed to the police service and the entire national security forces of the country to make sure that peace is restored between the two communities, if possible impose curfew on the two communities to avoid future happenings.

She also entreated the police force to make sure they allow justice to take its course.

The youth of Pankrono have in other words vowed to descend heavily on anybody from Adabraka whenever they come into contact.

Source: Ghana/ Sarkodie and Agyenim Boateng, Kumasi.

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