3 Declared Wanted Over Tafohene Attack
The Ashanti Regional Police Command has launched a manhunt for three people that allegedly assaulted the Tafohene, Nana Agyen Frimpong.
The three, who allegedly assaulted the chief over the construction of a fence wall at a cemetery, are Jah Rule, Scorpion and Jacob.
The suspects, who are currently at large, have been admonished to immediately report themselves to the police in their own interest.
One Fulani was cautioned for assault and granted police inquiry bail after he reported himself to the police over the issue.
DCOP Kofi Boakye, the Ashanti Regional Police Commander, said the police had already intensified search for the three suspects to face the law.
“And if they fail to report themselves to the police latest by Friday, then we shall go to court and seek arrest warrant against them,” he stated.
According to him, peace could not be attained in the region if those who breached the law at Tafo during the riot were not prosecuted.
Speaking at the Ashanti Regional Police Commander’s parade on Wednesday, he gave assurance that the police had not ignored issues related to the recent Tafo riot.
He said the Regional Police Crime Officer had been tasked to examine a video footage in order to arrest other people who caused commotion at Tafo.
DCOP Kofi Boakye commended the police in the region for their professionalism in the face of provocation which helped to reduce bloodbath at Tafo.
He said the curfew at Tafo was still in force, commending the military and other stakeholders for supporting the police to ensure calm in the region.
According to him, it was untrue that the police freed 40 people that were arrested over the Tafo riots, saying “they were given police inquiry bail.”
DCOP Kofi Boakye said the police might not be lenient again when people try to riot in the region, saying “wear bullet proofs when you riot again.”
He said it was the core duty of the police to protect life and property without discrimination, noting “we shall ensure that without fear or favour.”
The police capo said the police may be forced to use appropriate force when people storm the streets with cutlasses and axes to spill blood.
He urged the people of Agogo to refrain from using the media to cause unnecessary tension in the area in connection with the Fulani herdsmen issue.
DCOP Kofi Boakye told the people of Agogo to lodge complaints for the police to resolve their problems.
He reiterated that the police were committed to flushing out all cattle from Agogo in accordance with a court order, urging the people to support the police.
FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi