Bono police arrest seven suspects over killing of teacher trainee at Banda

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The Ghana Police Service says it has arrested seven suspects in connection with the murder of a teacher trainee, Silas Wulochamey at Banda in the Bono Region.

Police officials say details of the suspects and how they were picked up will be communicated to the public as soon as possible.

Silas, a 28-year old graduate teacher trainee from the Akim Oda Teacher Training College was allegedly stabbed on July 13, 2020, after he was accosted by some men at Banda Kabrono.

He was said to be returning from a visit to his pastor at Wenchi.

The incident is said to have happened at a voters’ registration centre following an altercation between some supporters of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) and opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).

It reportedly began after some persons associated with the New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary candidate for the constituency allegedly confronted brother of the MP for the area, Ahmed Ibrahim, over reasons not yet known. Police in the Bono Region assured of investigating the circumstances that led to the death. The Regional Public Relations Officer (PRO), of the Bono Regional Police Command, Augustine Kingsley Oppong, said they will conduct thorough investigations before making any arrest.

Family in grief

Meanwhile, the bereaved family is mourning the sudden demise of their departed relative.

Mother of the deceased, Serwaa Grace, who spoke to Citi News about her son’s death said she is totally in grief.

“The atmosphere here is heavy with sadness. Everybody here is weeping. My son recently graduated from college and came to Wenchi only for him to be killed just like that. I have nothing to say for his killers. I leave everything into the hands of God. It is just painful that after several years of toiling to take him through school, I did not even get to meet him to congratulate him for graduating”, she lamented.

Bono Minister promises swift investigations into Banda Ahenkro violence

The Bono Regional Minister ,Mrs Evelyn Ama Kumi-Richardson,has assured the chiefs and people of Banda-Ahenkro in the region that Regional Security Council (REGSEC) will ensure absolute peace and protection of the people as Election 2020 gathers pace.

The REGSEC has moved in security operatives into the area following clashes between supporters of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) which led to the death of one Woli Kyeremeh, a 28-year-old teacher last Monday, July 13, 2020.

Other supporters of the two major political parties sustained injuries during the clashes, which happened over the on-going voters’ registration exercise, but calm had since returned to the town.

During a visit to Banda-Ahenkro, Mrs Kumi-Richardson advised the people particularly relations and friends of the deceased to remain calm and assured that the REGSEC was collaborating effectively with the police to apprehend and prosecute the perpetrators of the crime.

The Regional Minister was accompanied by Mr Kwaku Asomah- Cheremeh, the Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, and a member of the National Security Council.

Describing the clashes, which began with chaotic confrontations between the two parties and ended in gunshots as barbaric, shameful, and ungodly, Mrs Kumi-Richardson advised the police to swift in its investigations, justice was the only remedy that could bring peace to the Banda Township.

She called on the people to volunteer information and assist the police to speed up investigation processes.

Mrs Kumi-Richardson, earlier paid a courtesy call on the Banda Traditional Council, and commended the chiefs for helping to restore peace in the area, and also visited and consoled the bereaved families.

Source: Citinewsroom

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