Mankessim shooting
Mankessim shooting

The Paramount Chief of Mankessim, Osagyefo Amanfo Adu IV and the Queen mother of Mankessim, Nana Amba Amissah III, have been remanded into police custody by the Saltpond District Court.

They two are to reappear before the court on January 18, 2020.

The chief and queen mother have been charged with conspiracy to commit crime, murder and causing unlawful harm in connection with the shooting incident at Mankessim during the installation of a new queen mother.

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While the newly enstooled queen mother was being transported in a palanquin and paraded in a procession along the Mankessim Anafo road, some gunmen in a storey building near the Anafo junction opened fire at those taking part in the procession.

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Two people, including a Bureau of National Investigations officer for the Mfantsiman Constituency, were killed while 8 others including a policeman sustained various degrees of injuries.

The Central Regional police arrested the chief and the queen mother who they believed were part of a grand plot to scuttle the enstoolment process.

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The two on remand brings to 13 the number of people who have been remanded into police custody following the shooting incident at Mankessim.