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Ashanti Region: Destruction as 2 Chieftaincy factions engage in open gun fight; 1 dead, others injured

One person has been confirmed dead while one in critical condition after two royal families clashed over Chieftaincy dispute at Asamankama, a farming Community in the Offinso municipality of the Ashanti Region MyNewsGh.com can report.

According to report, the queen mother of Offinso Asamankama Nana Ama Sika and Asamankama traditional leaders were installing a new chief 3 years after their chief passed away in 2018.

A group of young men and women from a rival family raided the ceremony with guns and other weapons to disrupt the proceedings.

The rival family was unhappy after the queen mother of Offinso Asamankama Nana Ama Sika and Asamankama traditional leaders named one Osei Bonsu as the Chief of Asamankama.

An eyewitness Awal Dalad who narrates the unfortunate incident in an interview with Pure FM’s Osei Kwadwo said “the rival started creating confusion to express their displeasure which turned into a bloody clash between the two rival family”.

Awal explained “1 person collapsed after he was shot by one member of the rival family”.

“After the gun shot, the person who fired the gun decided to escape to save his life but they chased him and shot him too and he was confirmed dead at Offinso government Hospital.

The other victim is in critical condition and he is responding to treatment at Offinso government Hospital.

Source: MyNewsGh.com/2021

 

 

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