Six arrested over land, chieftaincy dispute leading to death of one person

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The Police have arrested six persons involved in a land and chieftaincy dispute that led to the death of one person at Adum Afrancho near Atwima Kwanwoma in the Ashanti Region.

A statement signed by Assistant Superintendent of Police Godwin Ahianyo, Public Affairs Officer, and copied the Ghana News Agency, said the incident occurred on Sunday at about 0700 hours when two factions met on a family land where a struggle ensued.

Police said during the altercation, the deceased, known as Kwame Yeboah, aged 23, was allegedly stabbed to death by Kwadjo Brefo, who was among the suspects arrested.

The statement said two persons, including suspect Kwadwo Brefo, sustained injuries and were receiving treatment at the hospital under Police guard.

It said the Ashanti Regional Police Commander led the operations to restore calm in the area.

During his interactions with members of the community, he entreated them to be law-abiding and exercise restraint as investigation continued to ensure that all other persons involved were arrested and brought to face justice.

The statement said the Police had beefed up security in the area and that they were in full control of the situation.

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