The Chief of Akyem Kade, Osaberima Agyare Tenedu II has described how a young man wielding a gun threatened to kill him at a funeral ceremony over the weekend.
The traditional ruler stated on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm’s Frontline that the man threatened him and then went on a shooting spree.
Osei Kojo Forson, the suspect who was arrested but is currently out on bail, went to the funeral grounds and fired several shots.
According to the chief, the situation caused mourners to flee for their lives.
He mentioned that two other people admitted to inviting the suspect to the grounds.
The chief told Kwabena Agyapong that when the incident happened, attempts were made to attack the suspect, but he stopped them and asked the residents to allow the police to deal with the matter.
But the station’s commander is biassed and shows no interest in the case. The suspect has been released from police custody. He is currently walking around town, which has caused panic and fear.
Some of my subjects had threatened to wreak havoc on him, but I asked them to stop and let the law handle it.
However, the situation is escalating. My life is in danger, and the man has threatened to kill me. I have requested that the Inspector General of Police, Dr. George Akuffo Dampare, handles the situation. I believe that by the end of today, something positive will have emerged.
I’m also pleading with Kade residents to exercise restraint and refrain from attacking the suspect. I am confident that the IGP and the Police Service will handle the situation and bring it to a logical conclusion.
The young man planned to murder me. He could have killed me, but I escaped by the skin of my teeth. This is terrible, and I don’t want my people to seize control of the law. That is why I am requesting another intervention from the IGP.”
Meanwhile, he has asked for the police commander to be transferred because he is not performing to expectations.
He claimed that security in the area has deteriorated since the commander took over.
According to him, lawlessness and imprudence have increased in the area, and the police must act immediately.
Superetendant Agyenin Boateng, the Akyem Kade police commander, confirmed the unfortunate incident to the media.
He stated that the suspect, Osei Kojo Forson, has been granted police bail and will appear in court on September 13th, 2022.
Hon. Kwaebibirem Municipal Chief Executive Speaking to the media, Seth Antwi Boasiako stated that the municipality’s security system needs to be strengthened because this unfortunate incident has left people in Akyem Kade fearful, especially after learning that the suspect, Osei Kojo Forson, had been granted bail by the police the day after he was arrested.
He has therefore urged the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Dr. George Akuffo Dampare, to take serious action against his men in the Municipality because they cannot continue to live in fear and panic.