7 more arrested in Nkrankwanta NPP, NDC clash

7 more arrested in Nkrankwanta NPP, NDC clash
7 more arrested in Nkrankwanta NPP, NDC clash

Last Updated on August 11, 2020 by MyGh.Online

The police in the Bono Region have arrested seven more people suspected to have links with last Saturday’s clash between some supporters of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) at Nkrankwanta that resulted in the death of one person and injuries to two people.

The seven were arrested on Monday, August 10, 2020.

The incident happened at Nkrankwanta in the Dormaa West District following a disagreement between the two groups.

3 earlier arrests

Graphic Online’s correspondent in the Bono Region, Emmanuel Adu-Gyamerah reported that three persons were earlier arrested to assist in investigations that led to the clash between supporters of the NPP and the NDC last Saturday at Nkrankwanta in the Dormaa West District.

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The suspects, who are in the custody of Police Divisional Headquarters at Dormaa-Ahenkro to assist in investigation into the matter have been identified as Ali Musah, 33, Ibrahim Acquah, 33 and Amos Aning, 38.

One person died in the clash while two other persons were injured.

The deceased, Kofi Larbeth, 36, was pronounced dead at the Dormaa-Ahenkro Presbyterian Hospital, while the two injured persons, Kwame Gutan, 33 and Gabriel Elliasu, 45, are responding to treatment at the Dormaa West District District Hospital at Nkrankwanta.

Police briefing

The police said the incident happened at about 500 metres away from the EC’s district office.

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The Bono Regional Police Public Relations Officer, Chief Inspector Augustine Kingsley Oppong told the Daily Graphic in an interview yesterday that the three sustained gunshots and machete wounds during the clash which occurred at about 5.35 pm.

According to him, a Mitsubishi pick up vehicle and a motorbike were set ablaze while a Toyota Tundra vehicle was also damaged.

Chief Inspector Oppong said calm had returned to the area. — #GhanaVotes2020#

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