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General News Sat, 27 Apr 2019

One more person arrested over shooting at NDC office

One more person has been arrested in connection to the shooting incident that occurred at the National Democratic Congress’s (NDC) party office in the Ashanti Region.

This brings to four, the total number of persons in police custody over the matter.

Police in the Region declared 12 persons wanted over the shooting incident. Afterwards, three persons reported themselves to the police but their application to be granted bail was denied by a court.

Confirming the latest arrest on Eyewitness News, the Public Relations Officer of the Ashanti Regional Police Command, ASP Godwin Ahianyo said the suspect, Sulemana Hussein alias Akon, who was part of the police’s wanted list is in their custody.

“If you ask me, I will say yes [one person has been arrested]. Yesterday we were here when the Kenyasi Police brought one man who had been declared wanted. The Commander instructed that he should be taken to the Komfo Anokye teaching hospital for treatment. So far, he has been treated and discharged and is in the custody of the Police.”

NDC office shooting: Man stabbed multiple times in suspected reprisal attack

Some men believed to be relatives and friends of the deceased attacked another man in a suspected reprisal attack.

The victim is currently at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital after sustaining multiple stab wounds.

The angry youth on Thursday Afternoon besieged the residence of the victim at Kenyasi-Abirem to demand his whereabouts from his family.

According to the suspect’s sister, the youth numbering about 20 broke into his brother’s room and stabbed him multiple times with knives.

The family reported the incident to the police who later came to his rescue and succeeded in dispersing the youth.

Background

The shooting incident in February happened when the National Chairman of the party, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, the General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, and the Regional Executive Committee met at the office to iron out issues between both factions.

It left 34-year old Abdul Wasiu Iddris dead and one other injured.

The suspects are 40-year-old Dauda Ibrahim alias Wayo, Abdul Ganiu, 37, and Samuel Agyin alias Rock who is 32 years old.

The three who reported themselves to the regional police were Hussein Bari alias Warrior, Midhima, Damos and Abu Taliban.

The following suspects have also been mentioned during Police investigations; Sanni Mohammed alias Commando, Wayo, Element, Jah Rule, as well as Petit, Fayiz, Mallam and Rock.

The police have also questioned former Deputy Ashanti Regional Minister, Joseph Yamin and a former Chief Executive for the Ejisu Juabeng Municipality, Afrifa Yamoah Ponko.

Police have said four alleged members of pro-National Democratic Congress group, the Hawks, are suspected to be behind the attack at the party’s Ashanti Regional office in Kumasi that left one dead and one other injured.

Source: citinewsroom.com
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