Ashanti: One dead, six arrested over land, chieftaincy dispute at Adum-Afrancho

There were reports that some residents also sustained various injuries

The Ashanti Regional Police Command has confirmed the arrest of six people allegedly connected to a land and chieftaincy dispute at Afrancho near Atwima Kwanwoma.

The unrest which occurred on Sunday led to the death of Kwame Yeboah, a bar operator.

An opinion leader Kwaku Arhin said: ‘This has been an undercurrent for over seven years, even the queen mother has not been spared in this. The suspect Kwasi Brefo had been deploying landguards here and has been terrorizing landowners. So yesterday he resurfaced with his brother who is a police officer and attacked another man without any provocation. So the deceased who attempted to separate the fighting men was stabbed in the process, killing him instantly.

A police statement is however tight-lipped on this development.

“During the altercation, the deceased, known as Kwame Yeboah, was allegedly stabbed to death by Kwadjo Brefo, who is among the suspects arrested.

“Two persons, including suspect Kwadwo Brefo, sustained injuries and are receiving treatment at the hospital under Police guard,” parts of the statement read.

The Police further noted that calm has been restored in the area following the timely intervention of the Region’s Commander.

“During his interactions with members of the community, he entreated them to be law-abiding and exercise restraint as investigation continues to ensure that all other persons involved are arrested and brought to face justice.”

The Service also noted that security in the area has been increased to ensure that “we are in full control of the situation.”


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