Bepong Chief applauds Police for professional handling of violence at his palace

The Chief of Kwahu Bepong in the Eastern Region, Nana Nyarko Bawuah II, has praised the Ghana Police Service for their exemplary professionalism during a tumultuous incident involving a murder suspect at his palace.

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Nana Nyarko Bawuah II expressed gratitude for the police's swift and professional intervention, highlighting their pivotal role in preventing a potentially dangerous situation from escalating further.

"The youth stormed this palace determined to lynch the suspect here. They were throwing everything they could get into the palace when the police prevented them from attacking the suspect. In fact, it was the women among them who were supplying the stones for the men to throw in here," remarked the chief.

He commended the police for their well-trained and disciplined response, noting that they effectively shielded the suspect from harm and managed to safely remove him from the premises without further escalation of violence.

"The police were so professional with their approach to the incident. They showed that they were well trained, they shielded the suspect from any attack. In fact, the angry youth didn’t realize when the police took the suspect from the palace. And when they realized he was no longer at the palace, they turned their anger at the police and attacked them and their motorbikes and others," added Nana Nyarko Bawuah II.


The chief made these remarks during a visit by Eastern Regional Minister Seth Kwame Acheampong to the troubled area, underscoring the gravity of the situation and the significance of the police's role in maintaining peace and order.

Meanwhile, more than 40 individuals have been arrested and are currently undergoing prosecution by the police in connection with the incident.

The violence erupted following the alleged rape and murder of a 45-year-old woman, Akua Kyerewaa, allegedly by a 23-year-old ex-convict, Kwasi Tenkorang.


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