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General News of Monday, 19 August 2019

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Killers of Otumfuo’s chief wanted him burnt into ashes – Police

The intent of killers of the Otumfuo’s Asamophene, Nana Kwadwo Afodour was meant to reduce him to ashes after the dastardly act according to the police

Ashanti Regional Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Ghana Police Service, ASP Godwin Ahyianyo disclosed on Accra-based Adom Fm monitored by that the deceased was stabbed multiple times before the Landcruiser vehicle was set on fire.

“Other road users who saw the vehicle in flames with the deceased stacked in it doused the inferno but close observation revealed that he was stabbed multiple times. We are not ruling out contract killing and it is possible he was killed somewhere and driven to the scene. They were determined to burn him into ashes in order not to leave traces”, he revealed.

So far, a close confidant of the murdered chief and one other person have been arrested by the police and are assisting with investigations.

It is gathered that the chief was gruesomely stabbed multiple times to death by his attackers on Sunday evening at about 4:30pm.

The Police officers said they received information that a Toyota Landcruiser with registration number GC 7212-16 had been involved in an accident on the road around Ebuom, a community on the Nkronza-Ejura road but upon arrival at the scene, they realised it was the victim who was later identified as Nana Fodour had been stabbed.

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

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