A group identified as Builsa South Youth Association (BSYA) is calling on the Ghana Police Service and other relevant authorities to speed up investigations into circumstances that led to the death of a young man from the Baasa community in the Builsa South District.
The deceased, believed to be in his 30s, reportedly lost his life at about 9:00 pm on Wednesday, May 20 at Fumbisi in the Upper East Region after his throat was slit.
He was allegedly killed in a fight between youth of the Wiesi and Baasa communities at the Fumbisi market, GhanaWeb had reported. Reports also had it that the two groups fought over a “girlfriend” and the led to the death of the young man.
The youth group, while expressing its condolences to the bereaved family, acknowledged the incident was unfortunate, wishing such a thing never happens again.
A statement by the group wants state authorities to intervene in bringing justice to the aggrieved while maintaining peace and this, according to them, would require expedite action.
“We acknowledge the swift interventions of the District Security Council (DISEC), the District Police Command, the Chiefs of Fumbisi and Wiesi and their respective sub-chiefs concerned, the Assembly persons of the Communities concerned and all other opinion leaders that ensured that calm and peace prevailed in the District."
"We urge them to continue to work hard to maintain the peace while we call loudly on DISEC Chaired by the DCE, Hon. Daniel Kwame Gariba and all the authorities concerned to expedite action in bringing the perpetrators of this heinous crime to book,” the statement indicated.
They are also calling on the District Police Command, the Regional Command and the Minister of Interior to act fast and swift to avert any reprisal.
The youth have also been advised to exercise restraint in their commentary and rather assist the security agencies with information to apprehend the culprits and bring them to justice.