Police detachment sent to Kwahu-Abene due to fears of chieftaincy clash

Police detachment sent to Kwahu-Abene due to fears of chieftaincy clash

- The Ghana Police Service has ent more officers to Kwahu-Abene to maintain the peace in light of coming Akwasidae festivals

- Police say men stationed there will be sure to maintain peace

Police detachment of police officers has been dispatched to Kwahu-Abene to provide security in the town in light of a potential chieftaincy clash between two contesting groups.

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Police detachment sent to Kwahu-Abene due to fears of chieftaincy clash

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The group, sent to Kwahu-Abene following a recent enstoolment after that of Professor Agyeman Badu-Akorsa, and thus has been sent as a preemptive attempt to subdue a potentially bloody situation. This especially since the people of Kwahu-Abene will be celebrating the Akwasidae Festival on Sunday.

Due to the fact that chiefs play a significant role in traditional festivities, there have been fears that the second enstoolment by opposing kingmakers could potentially threaten the festivities and cause violence in the community.

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The troubled situation stems from the fact that about 15 individuals were all vying for the chief's stool, and thus was caused the situation to lead to clashes of violence and destruction. This added to the fact that another a second chief - Mr. Eugene Akwasi Asante Boadi - had been enstooled on Saturday.

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Speaking on the issue, Regional Police Public Relations Officers ASP, Ebenezer Tetteh said the police are aware of the situation, are on "high alert" and ready to be on top of any potential situation, especially in light of the coming celebrations.

We are going to ensure that our men who have been stationed there maintain the peace in the area,” he adds.... So far they have not breached the peace as we speak now. The place is calm,” ASP Tetteh said.

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