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Bomaa chieftaincy dispute: One person gunned down

BY: Enoch Darfah Frimpong
Bomaa chieftaincy dispute: One person gunned down
Bomaa chieftaincy dispute: One person gunned down

One person has been gunned down in a chieftaincy dispute at Bomaa in the Ahafo Region.

There are disagreements over the installation of a new chief in the area.

There is heavy security presence in the town and the youth have been urged to exercise restraint.

The Dormaahene, Osagyefo Oseadeeyo Agyemang Badu II has said the Bomaa area is under the Dormaa paramountcy.

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The chiefs and some people of the area on their part have challenged that position by the Dormaahene and insisted that they owe allegiance to Asanteman and therefore will continue their allegiance to the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.

Following the death of the chief of Bomaa, the chieftaincy dispute has been re-ignited in the area.

Some chiefs from Bomaa recently called on the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II at the Manhyia Palace in Kumasi to pledge their continued allegiance.

The families initiated moves to install a new chief at Bomaa and this resulted in the shooting incident leading to the death of one person and injuries to others on Sunday, January 8, 2023.

The Ahafo Regional Security Council (REGSEC) has moved in to intervene and imposed a curfew on Bomaa in the Tano North Municipal with immediate effect.

This was done in collaboration with the members of the Regional Security Council and in consultation with the Interior Minister and the National Security Minister.

The curfew shall be in force from 5 pm to 7 am daily, pending periodic assessments and reviews.” a statement said.

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