Nii Arde Nkpa Family condemns attack on Kokrobite

Head of the Nii Arde Nkpa family, owners of the Kokrobite, Langma and Tuba lands, Accra, Daniel Nii Arde Tagoe, has condemned the attack on 15 persons at Kokrobite in the Ga South Municipality, Accra, which led to the death of one person and left several others severely injured.

It is recalled that last Thursday, more than 15 persons were rushed to the Kokrobite Health Centre, after suffering gunshot wounds during a misunderstanding which ensued between two factions in the area on the lifting of the ban on drumming.

The incident, which left one person dead has been described by Nii Arde Tagoe as “barbaric and heinous.”

He, therefore, called on the police and all other relevant authorities to, as a matter of urgency, bring the perpetrators of the crime to book.

He told the Ghanaian Times in an interview yesterday in reaction to the dastardly incident that police in the area had put the ceremony on hold, due to some tension observed in the area, however some individuals decided to defy the orders of the police and went ahead to begin preparing the grounds for the ceremony.

“We foresaw this sad incident and sent a letter to the District and Divisional Police Commands of Kokrobite and other relevant authorities, including the National Intelligence Bureau (NIB) to draw their attention to a possible chaos which could occur on the day the ban on noise making would be lifted due to the tension in the area,” he added.

He stated that upon receiving the letter from his outfit, the Kokrobite District Police Command made an announcement that all impending programmes should be put on hold until further notice, but a group of cohorts led by one Nii Offei III allegedly defied the orders of the police and prepared a set-up for the ceremony, which some residents opposed, due to the warning from the police.

This, he said led to the misunderstanding which allegedly caused the armed gang to start shooting indiscriminately, resulting in the injury of many, and the death of a member of the Asafoatse Klotey family.

While expressing his condolence to the bereaved family,NiiArdeTagoeappealed to residents and the public in general to volunteer information about anyone who was involved in the shooting incident.

The Head of the NiiArdeNkpa Family also expressed the hope that the case would be treated with all the urgency it deserves.

“We are the owners of the land in question and we will not sit down for non-family members and land guards to come and destroy our beautiful tourism area. I am also appealing to everybody and the youth to calm down, please do not take the laws into your own hands, let us remain calm and allow the rule of law to take precedence in this matter,” he added.

Meanwhile, the Ghanaian Times has gathered that seven suspects, including NiiOfei III have been arrested by the police in connection with the shooting incident.


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