At least one person has been confirmed dead following a fierce chieftaincy confrontation that rocked the royal gates of Gomoa Nyanyano on Sunday morning around 8:00 GMT.
75-year-old Kofi Abasa was said to have been hit but a stray bullet during the ferocious protestation, but it is not immediately known who might have fired the gun, since no arrest has been made so far.
Mr Kofi Abasa was rushed to the hospital for treatment but he was pronounced dead on arrival by the hospital authorities.
According to information, some elders from one gate of the Nyanyano Royal family gathered to perform some rites to pave the way for the installation of a new chief.
Other sources hinted that GomoaNyanyano has three gates among which the chieftaincy tiltlerotates, but The Chronicle could not independently verify this assertion.
However, it was noted that due to the misunderstanding among the alleged gates, a new person has not been selected to succeed the late chief of the town.
Reliable sources informed The Chronicle that while the rites were being performed by one of the gates, some aggrieved members from the other gates, also believed to be legitimate to install a chief appeared at the venue.
According to the Central Regional Police Command, a distress call was received in respect of the aforementioned and quickly proceeded to the scene.
“The Police proceeded to the scene and met about 40 young men fighting among themselves. The crowd started building up so a re- enforcement was called and the situation was brought under control”, the police indicated.
Though investigations are ongoing, no arrest has been made yet, but the situation has been brought under control, while the police has intensified patrols in the area so as to restore calm.Read Full Story