Police begins probe as NDC mourns slain party stalwart

The deceased, Akwasi Banahene, 38

Investigations have begun to identify the suspects who killed a businessman in the Ahafo/Region town of Mim in the Asunafo North District.

The deceased, named as Akwasi Banahene, 38, reportedly sustained multiple gunshot wounds after he was attacked by unknown assailants over the weekend.

The Ahafo Regional Police Command is racing with time to arrest the suspects as it seeks public support for credible information.

“One Akwasi Banahene who happens to be a Timber contractor in Mim was shot and killed by an unknown assailant. Police found his body in a pool of blood and he was rushed to a health facility for treatment but was pronounced dead on arrival”, the CNR quoted the Ahafo Regional Police Spokesperson ASP Kwame Loh as saying.

“The measures we’ve put in place, for now, is that police and military patrols have been intensified in the area and at the moment, the place is calm. No suspect has been arrested yet, but the police are doing their best. The Regional Police Command will want to appeal to the public to volunteer information leading to the possible arrest and prosecution of the assailant,” he added.

Naana Jane mourns

News of the death of the timber merchant has shocked many, especially the rank and file of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) of which he was a member.

Prof. Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang and her delegation at the family home

His body has been deposited at the morgue, relatives told Dailymailgh.com in an interview.

The development compelled NDC Vice Presidential candidate, Prof. Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang to cut short her tour of the Ahafo Region Monday to lead a delegation to commiserate with the bereaved family.

“This morning I was in Mim to commiserate with the family of Mr. Akwasi Banahene, a businessman and a staunch member of our party who was murdered last Friday”, she said in a Facebook post.

“The state of insecurity in the country is getting out of hand, and the perpetrators of this cruel act must be brought to justice. My thoughts and prayers go to his family and may his soul Rest in Peace”, she added.

Source: Daily Mail GH

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