Caretaker chief of Prampram, Nene Atsure Benta shot dead

Nene Atsure Benta III was returning to from a meeting at the Dodowa House of Chiefs when he was shot by unknown gunmen.

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He was reportedly shot dead by unknown gunmen on Thursday afternoon at Dodowa in the Shai Osudoku District.

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Nene Atsure Benta III was returning to from a meeting at the Dodowa House of Chiefs when the incident happened.

Accra-based Citi FM reports that the murder of the Mankralo might be linked to some chieftaincy issues at Prampram.

Hours before his death, some elders of the Prampram Mankralo stool, led by Mankralo Nii Nartey IV, held a press conference at Ashaiman where they leveled some allegations against the deceased.

Nii Nartey IV, who claims to be the stool father to the Mankralo said the deceased for some time now had failed to perform the necessary rites and functions required of him as a Mankralo.

He also accused Nene Atsure Benta III of constantly disrespecting him (Nii Nartey) as the stool father.

“Nene Atsure Benta for some time now has failed to perform his core duties as Mankralo and he has failed to respect the elders of the stool. So, as the stool father together with some priests and priestesses as well as some elders of the stool, we went to the family house to destool him on Wednesday afternoon,” he told the media.

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“Few moments after we had performed the destoolment rites, Nene Atsure Benta led a team of well-built men believed to be land guards to my house and launched severe attack on me. They drew me on the floor from my house to the roadside. The land guards who were working on the orders of Nene Atsure Benta fired some warning shots and threated to kill me if I did not reverse the destoolment rites. For the fear of my life, I obliged and followed them to the family house to perform some rites,” Nii Nartey IV added.

Meanwhile, the Police are currently investigating the killing of Nene Atsure Benta III in order to bring the perpetrators to book.

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