N/R clashes: Two arrested over murder of Chief Imam


Two persons have been arrested in connection with violence that broke out on Thursday morning at Nakpachie, a farming community in the Yendi Municipality of the Northern Region claiming the life of the Chief Imam of the area, Adam Alhassan

Northern Regional Police Public Relations Officer (PRO), Dsp Mohammed Ussif Tanko who confirmed the incident to MyNewsGh.com,  said the first suspect  Zemblim Hassan is the farmer who is alleged to have shot and killed the pig and went further to attack the owner leaving him with a thigh injury when he was confronted.

The second accused persons was arrested in Yendi 44 live cartridges  in his attempt to flee from the area in order to avoid police arrest for his role in the violence.

MyNewsGh.com it would be recalled reported on how Adam Alhassan, aged 50-years-old and the Chief Imam of the community was shot and abandoned at the outskirts of the village with his intestines gushing out.

The Yendi Crime Officer, Superintendent Happy Michael Addai who confirmed the incident to MyNewsGh.com indicate that the destruction of a farm by a pig belonging to the other side is said to have sparked the latest violence in the community

“A pig belonging to Kokomba man had entered a Dagomba man’s farm and the farmer shot and killed the pig. The pig owner confronted the Dagomba man which resulted in a confrontation and the latter shot at the former in the thigh. He was rushed to the hospital by the police”, he revealed in his account to MyNewsGh.com

Continuing what he witnessed on reaching the community, he added “When I got to the town, I saw someone lying at the outskirts of the town so I drew the attention of the District Commander that somebody is lying down there let us go and find out. When we got there he was shot in the stomach and all his intestines were gushing out. We got to know he is the Chief Imam of the village. Adam Alhassan about 50-years-old”

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