Police declare suspected ‘killer’ of Otumfuo’s sub-chief wanted

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Asampohene's death: Police declare Sadat Mohammed wanted

The police have declared one Saddat Mohammed, 38, wanted in connection with the gruesome murder of Nana Kwadwo Afoduo, a sub-chief at the Manhyia Palace in Kumasi, the Ashanti Regional capital.

Ashanti Regional Deputy Police Commander, ACP David Agyemang Adjem, told the media, the suspect was seen in a convoy with the chief on the day he was killed.

Mohammed, who is a spiritualist also owes the late sub-chief an undisclosed sum of money, the police say.

ACP Adjem also indicated that three other suspects including a close associate of the deceased is being interrogated over the development.

The command appealed to the general public to volunteer with information that will lead to the arrest of the named suspect.

Background

Known as Asamponhene, Nana Kwadwo Afoduo was gruesomely murdered by unknown assailants on the Ejura-Nkoranza road on Sunday, August 18, 2019.

His body was abandoned in his Land Cruiser vehicle and set on fire by the alleged killers on that fateful day.

It is the second time in 10 years a prominent personality linked to the Golden Stool has been killed under mysterious circumstances.

Asanteman hurt

Although the Manhyia Palace is yet to speak on the matter, Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II together with the entire Asante Kingdom is hurt by the tragic killing of the sub-chief and war marshal.

Monarchical Historian, Osei-Bonsu Sarfo Kantanka, says Otumfuo is devastated by the death of his close relative and long-time chief driver.

“It is only natural to accept the fact that it would go deeper to hurt him [Asantehene]. It will hurt him a great deal,” he said.

By J. Ofori, Daily Mail GH

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