Eastern Regional Security Council (REGSEC) has condemned the deadly chieftaincy clash at Adoagyiri which has claimed two lives and left five with gunshot wounds.
A statement issued after an emergency meeting held on Wednesday August 30,2023 signed by Eastern Regional Minister Seth Kwame Acheampong, chairman of the security council stated that,” REGSEC totally condemns the act that led to the death of two persons and the attendant injuries to five others.”
The statement continued that, REGSEC has initiated full scale investigation into the incident.
The Council further assured the public that it will continue to work with the various security agencies to ensure peace and tranquility in the area.
The council served notice to the public particularly those in Nsawam Adoagyiri area, implications of flouting the Public Order Act,1994(Act 491) which deals with notification to the police on special events.
On the fateful day of August 29, 2023, gun wielding members of Okyeman Land protection taskforce escorting a convoy of newly enstooled rival chief of Adoagyiri from Kyebi after swearing an oath of allegiance to Okyenhene Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin stormed the Adoagyiri community amid sporadic gunshots in attempt to occupy the palace.
Two persons including a member of Okyeman Land Taskforce were gunned down.
Five other victims who sustained gunshot wounds were rushed to Nsawam Government hospital by police deployed to the community for treatment.
Meanwhile Okyenhene Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin has charged the newly enstooled rival chief to call on Okyeman for intervention anytime he faces push back or violent opposition.
Okyenhene emphasized, historically, Adoagyiri is part of Akyem Abuakwa and not Akyem Kotoku therefore all effort will be made to secure the land.
Source: Kasapafmonline.com/Kojo Ansah