75-year-old man killed by a stray bullet in Kasoa-Nyanyano chieftaincy clash

75-year-old man killed by a stray bullet in Kasoa-Nyanyano chieftaincy clash

- Chaos erupted in the town after members of a rival royal gate kicked against the installation of a chief there

- The disagreement turned bloody leading to the death of the 75-year-old

- His mortal remain was deposited at the morgue

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One person was shot dead on Sunday, February 28, 2021, at Kasoa-Nyanyano in the Central Region, YEN.com.gh can report.

Police named the deceased, Kofi Abasa, 75.

75-year-old man killed by a stray bullet in Kasoa-Nyanyano chieftaincy clash
75-year-old man killed by a stray bullet in Kasoa-Nyanyano chieftaincy clash...Photo credit: File
Source: UGC

He was hit by a stray bullet during the installation of a chief which turned chaotic. Abasa reportedly died on arrival at the Kasoa Health Centre.

Sources close to the development said chaos erupted when the nomination of the chief being installed was kicked against by the rest of the royal family.

Abasa’s mortal remain was deposited at the Kasoa Hospital morgue as police launch an investigation into the incident.

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In a separate development on YEN.com.gh, one of the two persons in critical condition following the clash between police and some residents of Adwumakaase-Kese in the Afigya Kwabre South District of the Ashanti Region died.

The 52-year-old, Alexander Owusu, died at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital on Friday where they were receiving treatment.

He was reportedly hit by a bullet during the melee as Adwumakaase-Kese residents tried seizing a service rifle belonging to an officer at the scene, sources close to the development told YEN.com.gh.

The clash followed the arrest of one of the residents after they stopped the erection of a signpost by a chief from Bomfa, a town in the District.

The planting of the signpost followed a boundary dispute between the two towns.

The police reportedly shot into the crowd in the heat of the kerfuffle, injuring two one of whom was confirmed dead on Friday, February 26, 2021.

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“The chiefs of the town have spoken to the youth to calm down, while they try to address the concerns. So at the moment, everything is calm,” Krontihene for the Adwumakaase-Kesse community, Nana Yeboah Mensah said.

In other news, 16 people have lost their lives in an accident at Akyem Asafo on the Accra-Kumasi highway.

It was reported that several others have sustained various degrees of injuries.

The fatality recorded was from both buses as 13 males and 3 females died on the spot.

The accident occurred around 1:30 am on Friday, February 26, after two KIA grand buses collided head-on.

The driver of one of the KIA grand buses with registration number GT 5628-18 was one of the casualties recorded, the police confirmed.

Those who sustained various degrees of injuries were rushed to the Suhum government hospital.

According to the report from the police, the driver of KIA grand buses with registration number GT 5628-18 made an unsafe overtaking without looking out for traffic on the other side.

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His careless action led him to crash head-on with another KIA grand bus with registration number GE 5510-15, killing the driver on the spot.

The bodies of all 16 deceased have been deposited at the Suhum government hospital morgue awaiting autopsy.

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