Mankessim shooting: Court remands six suspects


The six persons who were arrested in connection with a shooting incident in Ghana’s Central Region town of Mankessim have been remanded into custody.

The incident led to the death of two persons.

It was their first appearance at the Cape Coast District Court 2 presided over by Madam Gloria Mensah Bonsu on Tuesday.

The suspects have been named as Kwame Adu, Kwame Buako and Kofi Ababio. The rest are Kofi Abban, Yaw Opoku and one other.

They will reappear before the court on Thursday, December 19, 2019.

A provisional charge of murder has been proffered on the suspects.

The incident occurred when a faction of a protracted chieftaincy dispute at Mankessim enstooled a new queen mother in the person of Nana Araba Otuah II to replace Nana Ama Amisssah who is the substantive queen-mother of Mankessim after a High Court in Cape Coast on November 11, 2019, ruled to nullify the latter’s name and that of the Omanhene of Mankessim Traditional council from the register of National House of Chiefs.

While the newly enstooled queen-mother was being transported in a palanquin and paraded in a procession along the Mankessim Anafo road, some gunmen in a storey building near the Anafo junction opened fire at those taking part in the procession.

Five other persons including a police officer, Inspector William Nyarko, were among those injured.

By Jonathan Ofori, Daily Mail GH

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