Stray bullet kills one in Kasoa-Nyanyano chieftaincy clash

The 75-year-old was hit by a stray bullet and died during the installation of a chief at Kasoa

At least one person has been shot dead at Kasoa-Nyanyano in the Central Region, the police confirmed on Monday (1 March 2021).

The deceased Kofi Abasa was hit by a stray bullet during the installation of a chief in the town. He died on arrival at the Kasoa Health Centre.

The installation ceremony turned chaotic when family members from three gates that qualify to nominate a candidate for installation kicked against the latest nominee for the stool.

Attempt to stop the installation was met with opposition by family members and supporters of the nominee with the installation process degenerating into violence.

The 75-year-old was hit by a bullet during the fight.

The police were immediately called to restore law and order. The law enforcers are investigating the case.

The body of the deceased has been deposited at the Kasoa Hospital morgue.

Listen to deputy Central Regional police spokesperson Sgt. Isaac Evans Ettie on the issue.

Nana Baah-Acheamfuor

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