Police pick up three over death of Otumfuo’s sub-chief

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Three persons have been picked up in connection with the gruesome murder of Otumfuo’s Asamponhene.

Police in the Ashanti Region confirmed the development to Dailymailgh.com but would not give any further details.

Earlier reports suggested that a confidant to the deceased is part of the suspects.

Terrible loss

Officials from the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Police have met with the relatives of the bereaved.

Sympathisers and well-wishers, as well as subchiefs from the Manhyia Palace on Monday, thronged the Krofrom residence of the deceased after news of his death broke on Sunday evening.

The Ashanti Regional Police Commander has also led a delegation of police officers to the Manhyia Palace in what sources say is in connection with the alleged murder.

Family members described the incident as a terrible loss. They are appealing to the police to arrest the suspects to face the full rigours of the law.

Popular X5 Pub shutdown

Meanwhile, a popular recreation hub belonging to the deceased has since suspended operations over the development.

Workers of Green Eye Pub (formerly X5 Pub) were spotted at the facility in their red and black outfits amidst tears.

Management, however, says the facility would remain closed until further notice.

Background

The police have launched investigations into the case. The Ashanti regional police command has in a statement said it is “working earnestly to get the perpetrators arrested.”

The lifeless body of the sub-chief was found in the back seat of his Toyota Land Cruiser vehicle and abandoned at the outskirts of Ebuom on the Ejura-Nkoranza Road, Sunday.

The police are appealing to the general public to assist with voluntary information leading to the arrest of the murderers of the 46-year-old Asamponhene.

“The general public is also being urged to assist police investigations by volunteering information through police hotlines: MTN and Vodafone toll free lines 18555 and all networks on 191 or 0299202240,” a statement signed by spokesperson Godwin Ahianyo said.

The remains have been deposited at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital morgue.

By J. Ofori, Daily Mail GH

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