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The Ashanti Regional police command has arrested nine people including a chief involved

in the bloody clashes at Kumawu Bodomase over chieftaincy issue in February 17,


They have been charged with five offenses such as attempted murder, possession of offensive weapons etc.

Barimah Tweneboah Kodua V the current Paramount Chief of Kumawu was arrested with the other suspects.

Five police officers and two military personnel were injured in the clashes.

The clashes begun at the funeral of the late Kumawu Akyempenghene Nana Okyere Krampah’s burial rites, after a queen mother who belongs to a faction of Barimah Tweneboah Kodua V the current Paramount Chief of Kumawu allegedly ordered police to stop Barimah Sarfo Tweneboah Kodua II from attending the funeral in his capacity as Kumawuhene.

But Barimah Sarfo Tweneboah Kodua II’s supporters forcibly resisted the police attempt to stop them from attending the funeral.

The police were compelled to fire bullets and teargas to disperse the angry followers of the self-acclaimed Paramount Chief which ended up in a gun battle between the followers and the police injuring five policemen.

 By: Ghana/



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