Tuabodom Shooting: 2 Suspects Arrested, 2 Houses Burnt

There is heavy security presence in Tuabodom.
There is heavy security presence in Tuabodom.

Police in the Brong Ahafo Region have confirmed the arrest of two persons suspected to have taken part in Wednesday’s shooting at Tuabodom which left five dead and others injured.

Their names have been given as Stephen Amoako and Nana Kwadwo Tano. They have since been transferred to the Brong Ahafo Regional Police Command in Sunyani, to assist with investigations.

The two were arrested around 4pm on Thursday at a hideout in Tuabodom.

Aside the killing, about three houses and a car were set ablaze on that Wednesday.

Meanwhile latest report from Tuabodom indicates that on Thursday night, two more houses were set ablaze but no casualties were recorded despite the police claiming that relative calm had returned.

Security has been beefed up with police and military presence following threats of reprisal attacks.

The clashes erupted on Wednesday afternoon after a man whose name was given as Ali was assaulted on Tuesday night by a group of men believed to have come from the Asante-dominated part of the town.

Ali, TV3 gathers, went to ease himself at that part of town, a situation that sparked anger among the Asantes.
The Bonos are said to have retaliated on Wednesday by attacking the Asantes.

Techiman Divisional Police Commander Chief Superintendent Emmanuel Twumasi Ankrah said on Wednesday that those who exchanged the gunshots were on motor bikes and zoomed into the near-by bushes after the dastardly act.

They were all masked, he added, and so made it difficult for people to identify them.

He expressed suspicion that a long-standing dispute between the “northern side” of the town and its “southern side” may be behind Wednesday’s clashes.


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