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Prampram Mankralo gunned down by unknown assailants

BY: Benjamin Xornam Glover & Della Russel Ocloo
The late Nene Atsure Benta III
The late Nene Atsure Benta III

The Mankralo [clan head] of the Prampram Traditional Area, Nene Atsure Benta III, has been gunned down by some unknown assailants at Apollonia, in the Kpone-Katamanso Municipality of Greater Accra.

Graphic Online understands the deceased, who was also the acting President of the Prampram Traditional Council was killed Thursday afternoon at about 4:40pm [December 13, 2018] whilst returning from a meeting in Dodowa in the Shai-Osudoku District.

Police sources tell Graphic Online that the Mankralo was ambushed and shot along the way.

The Tema Regional Police Commander, DCOP Edward Johnson Akrofi-Oyirifi who confirmed the incident told Graphic Online that policemen from the Dodowa District Command are at the scene of the incident to convey the body to the police hospital mortuary.

He said investigations are underway.

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Nene Benta has been acting over the past decade as regent for the community following the absence of a substantive chief.

The deceased lying in his Mercedez Benz vehicle moments after the incident.

Graphic Online understands there was a move by the Sentse (Stool Father) of Prampram on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 to destool him over allegations that he [Mankralo] had taken money from one person, who is claiming and want to be enstooled as a Paramount Chief of Prampram.

Nene Benta is said to have assured the person, after taking his money, that, he would ensure that he was enstooled as the Paramount Chief for the area.

The Police Commander indicated the stool father was said to have visited the palace to perform some rituals in relation to the purported destoolment.

“Presently, my men are at the scene conducting a site investigation and to also convey the body to the police hospital mortuary so as to inform our next line of action”, DCOP Akrofi-Oyirifi stated.