- Five persons have been remanded by the Akyem North District Magistrate Court for killing cattle belonging to Fulani herdsmen
- The court case has attracted disapproval from the MP of Asante North constituency who describes the move as disappointing
- Meanwhile the police commander at the Eastern region has charged security personnel to shoot all Fulani cattle
An Akyem North District Magistrate court has remanded in police custody five persons suspected to have killed cattle belonging to Fulani Herdsmen at Agogo in the Ashanti Region.
The court has stated that the said five persons had attacked a Fulani herdsman just because he had refused to show up in court as witness to the recent disturbances at Agogo.
The court case which has been adjourned to March 1st has attracted the disapproval of Member of Parliament for the Asante Akyem North Constituency, Kwadwo Baah Agyemang who reveals he is much disappointed over the entire court case against the residents.
I am very shocked about this development because the people were not caught killing the cattle. The Police met them on the way holding guns and accosted them and accused them of going for a cattle shootout. What do they want to achieve? Do they want to cause more mayhem in the area? I don’t get it,” the MP stated.
Meanwhile, the Eastern regional Police Commander DCOP Awuntubuge Awuni has ordered all security officers in the region to shoot to death all cattle belonging to Fulani herdsmen in the area. Speaking during the launch of ‘operation cow leg’ meant to flush out Fulanis in the region on Monday, the police commander revealed this was part of moves to flush out recalcitrant Fulani herdsmen from the area warning the policemen to shoot down any herd of cattle that would be brought their way.