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CID Officials to Investigate Pitiko Krontihene

The residents have accused the DCE, George Ofori for been the architect of the harassment, but the DCE has however denied knowledge of the thuggery. He explained, that he has called on the District Police Commander to investigate and arrest the perpetrators.

Officials from the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), a subsidiary of the Ghana Police Service has stormed Kwahu Pitiko, in the Afram Plains South District of the Eastern Region to investigate an assault alleged to have been orchestrated by the District Chief Executive and Krontihene on Pitiko chief.

The CID officials visited the scene at Fori Fori, a farming community, to interrogate other eyewitnesses who were present during the assault.

The team of investigators, also paid a visit to Tease, to interrogate the Krontihene of Pitiko, Nana Adu Parko II and other accused suspects.

The intervention of CID headquarters comes after some thugs assaulted the chief of Pitiko, Nana Frimpong Akoamire II, who petitioned the IGP over an attempt by the local police to cover up his assault case.

Background of the story

The Chief of Kwahu Pitiko, Nana Frimpong Akoamire II, was beaten, scatting on the ground, and paraded semi-naked on the street by armed wielding thugs numbering about 30 in April this year.

The thugs wielding guns, knives, sticks, and other dangerous weapons, invaded the house of the Chief around 9:00 pm and violently pulled him out of the house, dragged and paraded him half-naked on the street

The injured chief was forced to walk barefooted from Fori Fori Community to Adumasua, some kilometres before being transported on a motorbike to Tease where he was in a parade on a fateful night before the Krontihene of Pitiko, Nana Adu Parko, who allegedly admitted to sanctioning the attack.

Nana Frimpong Akoamire opined, “I was seated here with the Queen mother and my sister discussing some issues at about 9:00 pm, then suddenly, some thugs invaded the house started smashing my vehicle, so I attempted to dash out to my room to take cover, but two of the men welding guns pulled a pistol and threatened to shoot me if I move an inch. So, they pulled me out of the house and started assaulting me and knocked me down on the ground, and dragged me on the gravels. They were numbering about 30 wielding guns, machete, sticks other offensive materials” The Chief narrated.

He continued “They told me the Police are aware of their operation. Then they took me and paraded me at gunpoint through the street walked to Adomasua barefoot and half-naked while hitting me with the sticks and cutlass. They dehumanized me”.

The badly injured Chief was subsequently taken to the Police station by the thugs and the Krontihene. A medical form was issued to him to seek treatment at Tease Presbyterian Clinic.

“The thugs took me to the Police station. I was very weak and couldn’t stand so I laid flat on the floor. So the police gave me a medical form for treatment. None of the thugs was arrested. The only thing the police did was retrieving my mobile phone so that I could reach out to my family”.

Nana Frimpong Akoamire II was referred to Atibie Government Hospital, where he was admitted, treated, and discharged on Wednesday, April 14, 2021.

He was given two-armed Police escort by the Abetifi Police to return to Tease District Police Command in Afram Plains South on Thursday, April 15, 2021, to write a formal statement on the incident to enable police investigation.

A woman who witnessed the incident revealed, that “the Chief struggled with them but they outnumbered him, beat him mercilessly, knocked him down and dragged him on the ground. I urinated on myself out of panic. In fact, they maltreated the Chief “.

Nana AKuamoa Asumani, Akwamuhene of Kwahu Pitiko, accused the District Chief Executive of Afram Plains South, George Ofori, of being behind the Krontihene in carrying out the thuggery.

“He emphasized, that the DCE has been releasing his official vehicle to the Krontihene for all his travels. Even in the recent Akwasidae, he came with him to Forifori. Some of the suspects who committed the act are closer to the DCE. Adding that some of the suspects accompanied the assaulted Chief to the Police on that fateful day, but the police refused to arrest them because it was orchestrated by the DCE and the Krontihene”.

The residents have accused the DCE, George Ofori for been the architect of the harassment, but the DCE has however denied knowledge of the thuggery. He explained, that he has called on the District Police Commander to investigate and arrest the perpetrators.

Meanwhile, the attack has heightened tension amongst residents and  Kwahu Pitiko’s traditional area, as supporters of the Chief are on the alert to clash with any group that invades the community.

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