Tuesday 30th August, 2016
By Regina Benneh, GNA
Sunyani, Aug. 30,
GNA – The Chief of the Gonja ethnic group at Kintampo in the Brong-Ahafo Region
was on Sunday (August 28), shot dead by suspected Fulani armed robbers at
Bare-Nkwanta near Zamerama, in the Kintampo North Municipality.
Alhaji Abdul Aziz, the
deceased, aged 67 according to Police reports, was travelling from Kintampo to
Yeji in his private car in the company of one Masawuhudu Issaka, 57, when the
suspected armed robbers struck and shot the two, killing the chief instantly
and injuring Issaka.
Superintendent Alhaji Maama Arhin, the Brong-Ahafo Regional Crime Officer
confirming reports to the Ghana News Agency on Monday in Sunyani, said Issaka,
sustained serious gunshot wounds and is on admission at Komfo Anokye Teaching
Hospital (KATH), in Kumasi.
He said the
incident happened at about 1200 hours that fateful day.
Arhin said the Kintampo Police upon hearing the incident besieged the area in
search of the suspected robbers, but no avail.
“No arrest has been
made yet, but the Police have intensified investigations to arrest those
perpetrators”, he added.