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General News of Thursday, 7 February 2008

Source: GNA

Unexplained murder in Bawku

Bawku (U/E), Feb 7, GNA - A twenty-three year old man, Faisal Musah Bawore, was on Wednesday lynched by unknown persons in Bawku. Speaking in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA), Mr Peter King Gyinae, Bawku Municipal Commander of Police, said the deceased picked someone on his motor bike on their way to Pusiga when they were stopped by an irate group of people.

The second person escaped but Bawore was lynched. Mr Gyinae said the body was sent to the Bolgatanga hospital for autopsy and later buried in Bawku.

He said no arrest had been made and suggested that that the violence could be linked to the tribal conflict between the Kusasi and Mamprusi tribes.

In another development, Mr Gyinae said there had been some unrest and panic at the Gbewaa Teachers' Training College earlier in the week, when two armed men on a motorbike went to the school campus, looking for Mamprusis.

He said three of the students who were of the Mamprusi tribe, ran to a neighbouring village in Togo, for fear of their lives, prompting the Principal of the school Mr. Luke Abugri to call for security surveillance in the area.

Calm has since returned to the school, he said.

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