The incident occurred between some persons believed to be illegal miners and a community anti-galamsey taskforce on 29th September 2022.
Police arrest 16 suspects over shooting incident at Asaman Tamfoe
The Police have arrested 16 persons in connection with a shooting incident at Asaman Tamfoe in the Eastern Region.
Police have retrieved one pump action gun, two excavators, two water pumps, and a battery.
Efforts are underway to arrest the remaining suspects and retrieve any other weapons in their possession.
The Police have also seen a viral video on the incident which is being reviewed as part of the investigation.
We would like to assure the public that all the other perpetrators will be arrested and brought to face justice.
In a related development, Police investigations into the Mankessim murder case have established that the two suspects, Michael Darko, alias Nana 1; and Christopher Ekow Clarke, have murdered one other person bringing to two the number of people confirmed to have been gruesomely murdered by them.
The second murdered victim, Gloria Yeboah, a petty trader from Obokrom in Kumasi was reported missing sometime in June 2022 when she left home in her quest to travel abroad.
The suspects lured the deceased to Accra on June 17, 2022, and took her to Mankessim under the pretext of preparing her to travel to Holland.
However, she was later killed by them, the Police said.
The body of the deceased has been found and the police has been able to locate her family who have identified her as Gloria Yeboah.
Police said it is providing the necessary support to the family in these difficult times.
The Police are also following a lead on a possible third victim who might have been murdered by the suspects.
Investigations so far point to the fact that the suspects are involved in ritual murders. They lure their victims, sometimes under the pretext of helping them to travel abroad and then kill them.
The police has, therefore, urged any member of the public who has dealt with the suspects or knows someone who has ever dealt with them to contact the police on 0243809991 to assist in the investigation.
The phone number is a temporary one dedicated to the investigation.
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