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C/R: CHIEF SHOT DEAD, 3 OTHERS IN CRITICAL CONDITION AFTER C …

The Asafohene for the Mponuahene of the Awutu Traditional Council has been shot dead while three others are in critical condition after a group of land guards stormed their community.

The thugs, numbering about 10, opened fire on the victims on a land at Awutu Kwao Bondze near Kasoa in the Central Region.

Report say, the attack occurred when the Asafohene and his team went to the site to pay workers who are constructing a fence wall.

Recounting on the incident, one of the workers, Yaw Boateng said, they were waiting for the payment when they saw the land guards firing at the Asafohene and his team.

According to him, this happened about 20 metres away from the site.

While narrating their ordeal, some of the victims said they will be able to identify the leader of the thugs and the men who shot at them.

The issue of land guards terroritising people has become rampant, with many residents being forced to flee their homes.

Speaking on the development, the Mponuahene of Awutu Traditional Council, Nai Kwabena Atopi I whose men have been shot and killed appealed to the IGP to intervene.

He revealed that, this is not the first time his people have been attacked by thugs.

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