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Police investigates Enchi chieftaincy dispute that killed 4

The Police have commenced investigations into a violent chieftaincy dispute at Enchi in the Aowin Municipality of the Western North Region that resulted in the death of four and injured one person.

Crime scene experts and reinforcement teams have also been dispatched from the national headquarters in Accra and surrounding Police Regions to support the Western North Regional Police Command.

A press statement said the police have restored calm in the area, beefed up security at the palace of the Paramount Chief of Aowin Traditional Area, Enchi township and surrounding communities.

“We wish to urge the public, in this case, our revered chieftaincy institution which is the embodiment of our customs, traditions and values to use peaceful and due judicial process in resolving differences to avoid such needless deaths” the statement added.

The statement assured Ghanaians that the police would apprehend the perpetrators involved in the violent attack to face prosecution.

Four unknown men who attempted to attack some persons at the palace of Beyeeman Tano Kwaw Benbuin II, Paramount Chief of Aowin Traditional Area in the Western North Region were shot dead.

The deceased were alleged to be from the ages of 45 to 60 are yet to be identified by their relatives.

The bodies have since been deposited at the Enchi Government hospital morgue for preservation and autopsy.

A woman who also sustained injuries as a result of the indiscriminate gunshot into the crowd was rushed to the Enchi Government for treatment.

The deceased stormed the Paramount Chief’s palace at about 6:15am on Sunday, October 6, 2022.

It added that though the cause of the attack was not yet known, it was believed to be associated with chieftaincy dispute.

Although the police have refused to comment on the issue, they have beefed up security at the palace and in the Municipality.

Some residents appealed to the police to arrest and prosecute anyone involved in the crime to serve as a deterrent to others.

They again called on the police to provide enough security within Enchi and it environs to

avert any further attacks.




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