Police investigate murder of Otumfuo’s Asamponhene

Police in the Ashanti Region has begun investigations into circumstances that led to the death of Otumfuo’s Asamponhene, Nana Kwadwo Afordour.

The body of Nana Kwadwo Afordour was found in his vehicle on Sunday 18th August 2019 at about 4: 30 pm near Ebuom on the Ejura – Nkoranza Highway.

“It is believed the late chief was murdered and his body deposited at the back seat of his Toyota Land Cruiser vehicle and abandoned at the outskirts of the village,” police said in a statement.

The police statement said they are currently looking into the case and are “working earnestly to get the perpetrators arrested.”

They also urged the public to assist with information through police hotlines: MTN and Vodafone toll-free lines 18555 and all networks on 191 or 0299202240.

The victim, known as Nana Kwadwo Afordour was said to have been attacked by some unknown assailants whilst he was travelling on the Ejura-Nkoranza road on Sunday.

The body of the deceased has been deposited at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.

The deceased was also the owner of a popular X 5 pub in Kumasi.

Below is the full statement from the police:

Asamponhene’s killing: Close confidant arrested

A man identified as a close confidant of the Otumfuo’s Asamponhene, Nana Kwadwo Afoduo who was killed on Sunday has been arrested.

His arrest comes barely less than 24-hours after the 46-year-old direct relative of the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II was murdered in what police suspect to be contract killing.

Though police are tight-lipped on details of the man who is currently in police custody, Joy News sources at the headquarters of the Ashanti  Regional Police Command say the “man knows a lot about the late chief”.

It is not clear if this ‘confidant’ was with the late chief before or during his killing but is expected to assist police in their investigations.

By: Jennifer Osei/Ghana

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