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Police arrest 46 additional people in connection with attacks at Kwahu Bepong

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In a statement, the police announced that security, law, and order had been restored in the Bepong township, and that all culprits will face punishment in court. According to the police, 40 of the individuals who have so far been identified as having played various roles in the assaults and are related to existing evidence have been held to aid in the investigation.

The Ghana Police Service (GPS) has detained forty-six additional people in connection with the attacks on the Bepong Chiefs Palace and several police personnel in Kwahu Bepong, Eastern Region.

The Police Service has already detained 25 people in connection with the incident.

The arrests raise the total number of suspects detained thus far to seventy-one (71).

On February 4, 2024, the suspects and others on the run stormed the Bepong Chiefs Palace, injuring seven individuals, including five police officers.

In a statement, the police announced that security, law, and order had been restored in the Bepong township and that all culprits would face punishment in court.

According to the police, 40 of the individuals who have so far been identified as having played various roles in the assaults and are related to existing evidence have been held to aid in the investigation.

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Two persons were killed after reportedly being struck by stray gunfire fired by police during the melee to disperse the savage crowd.

According to reports, the incident occurred inside the chief’s palace, when police were attempting to rescue an alleged suspect suspected of murdering two persons in Adwumasu, a rural hamlet in the Kwahu South Municipality.

According to reports, the suspect, 23-year-old Kwasi Tenkorang, is an ex-convict who raped and killed Akua Kyerewaa, 45.

Kwasi Antwi, the victim’s 65-year-old brother who attempted to save his sister during the incident, was also hit in the head with a metal rod and died instantly.

An eyewitness named Frederick, who was on his way to the farm, nearly averted death after witnessing the incident and being pursued by the suspect.

The culprit, who had been on the run since the event, was apprehended on Sunday, February 4th, and transported to the chief’s palace.

Members of the community who learnt of the detention stormed the palace, demanding his immediate release and immediate justice, but the police intervened.

When the police stopped them from lynching the culprit, they assaulted them, flinging stones and other objects.

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Suspect who reportedly stabbed Hawa Koomson’s son remanded

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During the incident, Ato Koomson, the son of incumbent MP Mavis Hawa Koomson, was stabbed in the chest and sent to Accra's 37 Military Hospital. Three members of the NDC were also injured and admitted to the Kasoa Polyclinic.

On Thursday, June 6, 2024, an Accra High Court remanded defendant Usman Haruna into police custody. Haruna is accused of stabbing Ato Koomson, the son of Awutu Senya East MP Mavis Hawa Koomson, following a skirmish at the Electoral Commission’s headquarters at Ofaakor, near Kasoa in the Central region.

Police caught the suspect during the incident that occurred on Sunday, June 2, 2024, at 5 a.m., before the start of the day’s activities at the EC office, which resulted in Mr Koomson’s stabbing.

The suspect is scheduled to appear again in court on June 19, 2024.

According to eyewitnesses, the fight began after a quarrel about the queuing of voters attempting to transfer their ballots to the constituency.

During the incident, Ato Koomson, the son of incumbent MP Mavis Hawa Koomson, was stabbed in the chest and sent to Accra’s 37 Military Hospital.

Three members of the NDC were also injured and admitted to the Kasoa Polyclinic.

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Armed robbers attack petrol station, flee with one million cedis

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In an interview, the Director of the IBM gasoline station, Kwabena Tawiah, urged for more police patrol in the area.

Armed robbers allegedly stormed the IBM petrol station at Pakyi Number 2 in Ashanti Region’s Amansie West area.

According to eyewitnesses, armed men stormed into the station’s office, deactivated the CCTV, and grabbed the digital video recorder.

According to sources, the gang stole one million cedis and tied the hands of five gasoline attendants and a security guard.

In an interview, the Director of the IBM gasoline station, Kwabena Tawiah, urged for more police patrol in the area.

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Chop-bar owner implicated in three murders denies participation

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One of his victims is an anonymous lady in her 30s who was found dead, half dressed, at the Otorkporlu Bridge, off the Odumase-Asesewa route in the Eastern Region. The woman had been subjected to terrible actions such as cutting her tongue and private regions. The motivation behind these horrible deeds is unknown, with Tetteh claiming that the chop bar owner paid him GHS500 every operation. In an unexpected twist, the chop bar owner, who Tetteh claims recruited him for these ceremonies, flatly denies any participation in the deaths.

A chop bar owner who has been linked to three murders has denied any participation in the crimes.

Richard Tetteh, a 35-year-old suspect in the killings, identified her as the mastermind.

According to reports, Tetteh claimed that the local chop bar food vendor employed him to remove fluids from his victims’ noses and private regions.

One of his victims is an anonymous lady in her 30s who was found dead, half-dressed, at the Otorkporlu Bridge, off the Odumase-Asesewa route in the Eastern Region.

The woman had been subjected to terrible actions such as cutting her tongue and private regions.

The motivation behind these horrible deeds is unknown, with Tetteh claiming that the chop bar owner paid him GHS500 every operation.

In an unexpected twist, the chop bar owner, who Tetteh claims recruited him for these ceremonies, flatly denies any participation in the deaths.

During an interrogation by the district police, she vehemently denies Tetteh’s charges, claiming that she has never planned a murder in her life.

As the inquiry continues, Tetteh and the chop bar owner remain in police jail, awaiting more interrogation and legal action.

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