YEN.com.gh earlier reported a shooting incident that happened at the Ashanti Regional head quarters of the National Democratic Congress (NDC)
According a Joy News interview monitored by YEN.com.gh, two persons were shot but one is feared dead.
YEN.com.gh has however compiled some five facts that have been gathered so far.
1. One person has been shot dead
The incident reportedly happened at the party’s Ashanti regional office in Kumasi Monday, February 18, 2019 According to an eyewitness, the deceased was shot once in the leg as he attempted to flee, and twice in the chest at close range. Another person has been hospitalised.
2. How it happened
The incident is said to have happened when the National Chairman of the party, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, and the General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, met at the office to iron out issues between both factions. According to the regional police public relations officer, ASP Godwin Ahianyo, gun-toting men on motorbikes invaded the NDC premises and fired several gunshots indiscriminately.
3. Some big names in the NDC were present
The National Chairman of the party, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, and the General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia were present at the scene of the shootout. It is alleged that they both took to their heels when they gun shots were fired.
4. Police has launched a search for the suspects
Four suspects in the shooting incident at the Ashanti regional office of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) have been declared wanted by the police, YEN.com.gh can confirm. The suspects, who are alleged to be members of the pro-NDC vigilante group, ‘The Hawks,’ are currently on the run.
5. NDC declares stance on not shielding offenders
Asiedu Nketia said the police were free to deal with the assailants if identified in accordance with law and the party will not impede in that process. “We have indicated that crime has no party colours. We don’t know who perpetrated this but because of the presence of the eyewitness, I am sure it will not be difficult for the police to get people to identify the perpetrators."
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