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Two Dead, Others Injured At Adoagyiri In Chieftaincy Dispute1 min read

Two Dead, Others Injured At Adoagyiri In Chieftaincy Dispute<span class="wtr-time-wrap after-title"><span class="wtr-time-number">1</span> min read</span>
A renewed chieftaincy dispute at Nsawam Adoagyiri in the Eastern Region has caused the deaths of two persons leaving two others seriously injured as a result of a shooting incident that took place in the area.

The two unidentified persons were part of four who sustained gunshot wounds and were rushed to the Nsawam government hospital on Tuesday, August 29, 2023, following a renewed chieftaincy dispute in the area.

The information available shows that last week, one person sustained a gunshot wound moments after some kingmakers from the Abuakwa Traditional Council, under heavy police and military protection, installed a parallel chief for Nsawam Adoagyiri.

This situation angered Nsawam Adoagyiri residents, who paid homage to Akyem Kotoku.

According to sources, Tuesday’s shooting incident occurred during a float through the principal streets of Nsawam by the parallel chief, Chief Barima Adu Korkoor III, moments after he returned from the Ofori Panin Fie in Kyebi after swearing an oath to Okyehene and the Abuakwa Traditional Council following his enstoolment last week.

Even though police have commenced their investigations into the violent incident that led to the deaths of two persons in the municipality, residents in the community are growing increasingly worried about insecurity.

They are therefore calling on the security apparatus, especially the Ministry of National Security, Ministry of Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs, and all relevant stakeholders to speed up investigations into the issue as well as put measures in place to forestall any reprisal attacks, since such eventualities may escalate the already bad situation.

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