The suspected killers in police custody

Four persons have been apprehended by the police over the murder of the Gomoa Fetteh stool head, Abusuapanyin Nana Kwame Okyere Pantu, who was shot by some assassins last month.

The late chief, who also doubled as the Mankrado of Fetteh Kakraba, was killed by two men using an unregistered motor bike on February 27, around 6:20 pm as he was inspecting some of his properties in the town.

The arrested persons, Nana Kofi Baah II, aka Maakpa 47; Kwesi Boadu, aka Ninja 34; Abiolu Ibrahim, aka Roughrider, 33 and Gaba Banor, aka Atsuvi, 20, were arrested at their various hideouts at Gomoa Fetteh, Budumburam and James Town.

They are currently in the custody of the Homicide Unit at the Police Headquarters in Accra.

Briefing the media, DSP William Sedome, the Director in-charge of the Homicide Unit, confirmed that Nana Kwame Okyere Pantu was shot dead by two unidentified gunmen on a motorbike, while he was inspecting some projects in his new house at Fetteh Kakraba, a town near Kasoa Budumburam.

The late chief was in the company of one Isaac Amankwanor, a mason, who sustained some gunshot injuries.

Mr. Amankwanor is currently at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital receiving treatment.

According to DSP William Sedome, investigations revealed that the bullets were directed at the late Abusuapanyin, who attempted to escape after hearing the gunshots, but one bullet hit him from the back and exited through his chest.

Another bullet, he said, hit the back of his neck while a third one caught him on the waist very close to the spinal cord.

Mr. Amankwanor, upon realizing that bullets were flying around, took to his heels, but the killers shot him also in the leg.

Based on this information, police investigations, he disclosed, led to the arrest of the suspects who are currently in police custody assisting in their investigations.

Suspects will be sent to court today to be remanded by the police, while investigations into the matter continue.

Information received by this paper suggests that the killing of the chief had something to do with the Fetteh chieftaincy dispute.

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 By Linda Tenyah 


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