Angry youth attempt to assassinate chief; 12 shot, 10 arrested

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Twelve persons have been shot and are receiving treatment at the various hospitals in Agona Swedru, whilst 10 residents are in the grips of the Agona Swedru Police over a gun battle that ensued between two groups.

There was a gun battle between the angry youth of Gomoa Brofoyedu and alleged Dwantuahene of the community after the aggrieved youth tried to execute the President of the Central Regional House of Chiefs, Obrempong Nyanful Krampah as well as the Odikro of Gomoa Brofoyedu during a family meeting.

According to sources, some family in Gomoa Brofoyedu in the Gomoa Central District of the Central Region have been battling with Chieftaincy Disputes for some years now.

In an interview with the Odikro of Gomoa Brofoyedu, Nana Esuon Aboyin Kwaatah II, he stated that a lot of properties including his vehicle and the chiefs palace have been vandalized as a result of the dispute.

He added that the incident kept them hostage for about six hours till the arrival of the Agona Swedru Police.

Meanwhile, at the time of filling this report, the police had not commented on the unfortunate incident.

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