The police in the Bono Region have arrested seven more people suspected to have links with last Saturday’s clash between some supporters of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) at Nkrankwanta that resulted in the death of one person and injuries to two people.
The seven were arrested on Monday, August 10, 2020.
This brings to 10, the total number of suspects arrested and currently police custody in connection with the clash.
They have all been transported to Sunyani, the Bono Regional capital for processing for court.
The incident happened at Nkrankwanta in the Dormaa West District following a disagreement between the two groups.
The police are still investigating the cause of the incident and the kind of gun which was fired and killed one person.
3 earlier arrests
Graphic Online’s correspondent in the Bono Region, Emmanuel Adu-Gyamerah reported that the three persons earlier arrested have been identified as Ali Musah, 33, Ibrahim Acquah, 33 and Amos Aning, 38.
One person died in the clash while two other persons were injured.
The deceased, Kofi Larbeth, 36, was pronounced dead at the Dormaa-Ahenkro Presbyterian Hospital, while the two injured persons, Kwame Gutan, 33 and Gabriel Elliasu, 45, are responding to treatment at the Dormaa West District District Hospital at Nkrankwanta.
The police said the incident happened at about 500 metres away from the EC’s district office.
The Bono Regional Police Public Relations Officer, Chief Inspector Augustine Kingsley Oppong told Graphic Online in an interview that the three sustained gunshots and machete wounds during the clash which occurred at about 5.35 pm.
According to him, a Mitsubishi pick up vehicle and a motorbike were set ablaze while a Toyota Tundra vehicle was also damaged.
Chief Inspector Oppong said calm has since returned to the area.