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General News of Tuesday, 20 August 2019

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I’ve no hand in Otumfuo Asompahene’s death - Ejurahene

The chief of Ejura in the Ashanti Region, Barima Osei Hwedie II has dispelled rumors that he has knowledge of the death of Otumfuo’s Asamponhene, Nana Kwadwo Afordour who was murdered on Sunday evening.

In a wide spread media report, it is being alleged that the respected Chief invited the deceased for a tête-à-tête in Ejura on Sunday and in the process met his untimely death.

But in an exclusive interview with, Barima Osei Hwedie II who is also the Director of Protocol at the Vice President’s office denied the allegation and revealed that he is in Paris capital of France at the moment with a high profile delegation.

“I left Ghana on Friday August 16, 2019. I sought for permission before I left so where from the rumor that I invited him over to Ejura? The allegation is unfounded.” He stated.

The Ejurahene asked Ghanaians to treat the rumors with the contempt it deserves and assist the Police with the needed information so the perpetrators can be brought to book swiftly.

He expressed shock in the demise of his colleague Chief describing him as a man of high standing repute and integrity.

The Asampohene known as Nana Fodour, was reportedly stabbed multiple times in his vehicle at Ebuom on the Ejura – Nkoranza road in the Ashanti Region on Sunday, August 18, 2019.

Police officers received information that a vehicle had been involved in an accident on the road but when they arrived at the scene, they realised the victim, who was later identified as Nana Fodour had been stabbed.

The attackers reportedly also attempted to set the vehicle ablaze, the Director of Public Affairs for the Ashanti region Police Command, ASP Godwin Ahianyo told Kwame Adinkra on Kumasi-based Pure FM’s Pure Morning Drive .

The body of the deceased has since been sent to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi.

The police have initiated investigations and has so far arrested three persons.

Nana Fodour, popularly referred to as “Chief” in some quarters also owned the popular X5 pub at Ashanti New Town in Kumasi near the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Ashanti Regional office.

He was a direct relative of the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.

As the Asamponhene of Kumasi, his role was to lead war for the Asantehene and moves ahead of the retinue of the Asantehene.

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