THREE suspects, including the Gyasehene of the Banmu Division of Asante, have been arrested at their hideouts in connection with the murder of a 28-year-old man at Adankwame, near Barekese.
The alleged master brain behind the crime, Nana Kwaku Nsiah, the Gyasehene, who fled the area after the heinous act on December 18, 2009, was arrested at Garu in the Upper East Region.
The two others, Baffour Gyan and Kwaku Gyasi, who fled the area after allegedly carrying out the heinous crime, were arrested at their hideouts at Bechem in the Brong Ahafo Region.
The suspects have since been arraigned before court and remanded in prison custody to re-appear on January 26, 2010.
The police said they were still investigating the case, which was believed to be land-related, and pleaded with the court to remand them.
All the accused persons bolted after the deceased, Kwabena Boadu, aka Father, had been shot and killed in a bush near a cattle ranch at Adankwame in the Atwima Nwabiagya District on December 18, 2009.
The chief, who was said to be involved in the illegal sale of land in the area, was alleged to have picked a quarrel with one Linford Owuo, aka CD, a brother of the deceased’s, the day before the incident.
Nana Nsiah lodged a complaint with the police against CD but they could not complete investigations into the matter before CD’s brother was murdered.