Story: Kwame Asare Boadu, Kumasi
THE police in Kumasi have mounted a search for Nana Kwaku Nsiah, the Gyasehene of the Banmu Division of Asante, for allegedly conspiring with three others to murder a 28-year-old man.
The deceased, Kwabena Boadu, aka Father, was said to have been shot a number of times in the mid section and the neck in a bush near a cattle ranch at Adankwame in the Atwima Nwabiagya District in what is suspected to be a land-related incident.
According to the police, the incident occurred on December 18, 2009 and immediately thereafter, the chief and three other suspects went into hiding and all efforts to trace them had proved futile.
The other suspects are a son and a nephew of the chief and one other person described only as a family friend.
They were said to have carried out the killing on the instructions of the chief.
“We will make every effort to trace and bring them to justice,” DSP Kwaku Duah, the Suame Divisional Police Commander, told the Daily Graphic.
He appealed to the public to help trace the suspects.
According to the commander, a nephew of the deceased, Baba Sulemana, who was with him (deceased) during the incident, was also attacked but managed to escape.
Nana Nsiah, who was said to have been fomenting trouble in the area through the illegal sale of lands, was alleged to have had a quarrel with a brother of the deceased, Linford Owuo aka CD, the day before the murder.
The chief lodged a complaint with the police against CD but before the police could launch any investigation into the matter, CD’s brother was shot in cold blood.
DSP Duah said Boadu was ambushed near the cattle ranch and when he and his nephew reached there the assailants opened gunfire on them.
Some of the bullets hit Boadu but Sulemana escaped unhurt and later made a report to the police.