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One More Suspect Arrested Over Alleged Stabbing Of 27-Year-Old In Pankrono-Adabraka Communal Clash

One more suspect has been arrested in connection with the death of a 27-year-old man at Tafo-Pankrono in Kumasi, Ashanti Region.

On Thursday, October 19, 2023, the Tafo Divisional Police Command of the Old Tafo Municipality of the Ashanti Region arrested two persons following communal clashes between Pankrono and Adabraka youths that left one stabbed to death.

The arrests followed an incident that happened on Wednesday evening, October 18, 2023, at a public toilet in Pankrono that claimed the life of 27-year-old Kwame Owusu Banahene, a resident of Pankrono.

The suspects, whose names are withheld, are said to have allegedly injected a substance suspected to be poisonous into Kwame Owusu, leading to his death.

According to some residents, the deceased was a victim of an old rift between the youth of Pankrono and the youth of Adabraka in the Asante Region.

They revealed that the two youth groups had clashed some months ago, causing a rift between the two communities.

Information gathered indicates that some youth from Adabraka attacked Kwame Owusu after he had used the toilet facility and was heading back home and injected him with suspected poison, killing him instantly.

Although police are investigating the exact cause of his death, the deceased’s relatives suspect that the incident is connected with an age-old conflict between rival youth groups from Adabraka and Pankrono.

Two of the suspects who were initially arrested in connection with the incident were remanded into police custody by the Tafo Circuit Court on Monday, October 23, 2023, to reappear on November 1.

Information gathered indicates that the police are still pursuing the prime suspect, who allegedly stabbed the victim to death.

Police officers have been deployed to the area and are maintaining their presence with intensified patrols to avert a possible reprisal attack.

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