Two individuals have been apprehended by the police in the Ashanti Region regarding the demise of a 27-year-old man who was allegedly stabbed by unidentified assailants in Tafo-Pankrono, Ashanti Region.
Owusu Banahene tragically passed away on Wednesday, October 18, shortly after arriving at the hospital, as he was discovered lying in the vicinity of a public toilet in the area. While the police are in the process of investigating the exact cause of his death, the family of the deceased suspects that the incident may be related to a long-standing conflict between rival youth from Adabraka and Pankrono.
The passing of the 27-year-old, who had planned to return abroad on Friday, has elicited strong reactions within the Pankrono community. The deceased’s brother, Anokye Clinton, is calling for a prompt investigation by the police and the arrest of the individuals responsible for the tragic incident.
In response to the situation, there has been a significant police presence, along with intensified patrols, to prevent any potential acts of retaliation.
The conflict in our area primarily involves the youth from Pankrono. They frequently visit our community, Tafo, engaging in activities such as theft and physical altercations. Whenever disputes arise, they tend to resort to violence rather than seeking peaceful resolutions. This has been an ongoing issue for generations.
When such incidents occur, we call the police for intervention. However, it is frustrating that even when the police make arrests, the culprits are often released the following day.
In the wake of our brother’s tragic death, we are determined not to let this incident go without justice. He was scheduled to travel to Canada today, and all the necessary preparations had been made. The day after, he was fatally stabbed in a neighborhood dispute. I received a call informing me that he had been killed in the altercation.
We expect the police to apprehend all those involved in this incident. If they fail to do so, we will be compelled to take actions into our own hands. We cannot simply allow our brother’s murder to go unpunished. If the police do not arrest the perpetrators, we will take matters into our own hands.