Otumfuo’s Asamponghene suspected to have been murdered


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By Stephen Asante, GNA   

Kumasi, Aug 19, GNA – The Ashanti Regional
Police Command is suspecting murder in the death of Oheneba Kwadwo Afodour, the
Asamponghene of Kumasi, who was found dead at the backseat of a Land Cruiser
vehicle at the outskirts of Ebuom, a farming community on the Ejura-Nkoranza
road.

The deceased is reported to have been
stabbed multiple times by his yet to be identified assailants, and the body had
since been deposited at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital morgue for autopsy.

Information gathered by the Ghana News
Agency (GNA) indicated that the hands and legs of the late Oheneba Afodour, who
is the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II’s Asamponghene, were tied with ropes
when his lifeless body was retrieved.

Additionally, there were also signs to
suggest that the assailants after the gruesome act attempted to set the
deceased’s body ablaze in order to erase any form of evidence and clues.

Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP)
Godwin Ahianyo, in-charge of the Regional Police Public Relations Unit,
confirming the death to media personnel in Kumasi, appealed for public support
to help apprehend those behind the murder.

He said the Command had launched an enquiry
into the death, saying they were determined to get to the bottom of the issue.

Meanwhile, three suspects had so far been
apprehended to assist with police investigations.

GNA


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