In Eastern Region NDC Branch Chairman Dies At Akyem Swedru Over Chieftaincy Dispute

A man identified as the branch chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Akyem-Swedru-Asramase area has been lynched at Akyem Swedru as a result of a chieftaincy dispute

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A man identified as the branch chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Akyem-Swedru-Asramase area has been lynched at Akyem Swedru as a result of a chieftaincy dispute between the factions of the Omanhene of the Akyem Bosome Traditional Area and the queenmother of the area.

Six others, including the deceased, Samuel Yankey, alias Nyameke a palmwine tapper, who also were attack by the mob action have sustained serious injuries are on admission at the Akyem Swedru Government Hospital.

In an interview with Daily Graphic, the Oda Divisional Police Commander, Chief Superintendent James Sarfo-Peprah, said the police had information that a mob, led by the Asafoatse of the Akyem Swedru Traditional Area, Nana Kofi Sintim, had besieged the Omanhene’s palace at Akyem Swedru.

He said the Omanhene, Okotwasuo Kantamanto Oworae Agyekum, and his elders were in the palace pouring libation for the Akwasidae celebration when the mob attacked them with stones.

He stated that the mob overpowered the 10 policemen who were at the palace to maintain law and order and set part of the palace ablaze, completely destroying documents and equipment, including files and computers at the office of the registrar of the Akyem Swedru Traditional Council.

Later, the police called for reinforcement from Oda, Akwatia, Asamankese and the Jungle Welfare School at Akyem Achiase to contain the situation.

“The mob was not deterred by the heavy police/military presence and attacked the security personnel with stones,” Chief Supt Sarfo-Peprah stated.

He said the mob smashed the windscreens of two police patrol vehicles.

Meanwhile, the police have arrested and detained 14 people to assist in investigations, while the body of Yankey has been deposited at the morgue of the Oda Government Hospital.

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