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10.06.2012 General News

Residents Of Narkwa Awuna Flee For Fear Of Reprisals

By Shirley Asiedu-Addo - Daily Graphic
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Residants of Narkwa Awuna in the Mfantseman Municipality have fled the village for fear of reprisal attacks by the youth of Narkwa.

Others whose houses were burnt down last Wednesday in the attack are now living with friends and family members.

The assemblyman for Ahenbrom Kokodo (Narkwa) Mr Emmanuel Hope, told the Daily Graphic the desertion of the town might hamper police investigations into the feud and urged the law enforcement agencies to act swiftly to apprehend all those involved.

But the Mfantseman Municipal Police Commander, ASP David Ashong, said the police had launched full scale investigations into the disturbances and were on course to ascertain the facts and bring the culprits to book.

He said although no arrests had been made, he was optimistic that the culprits would be found out.

Two persons died and three others hospitalised as a result of clashes between the Narkwa community,which is predominantly Fante and the Narkwa Awuna (Ewe) community, following the beheading of Nana Kojo Eguasia on Wednesday.

Kojo Munko and another whose name was given as Sannie, both believed to be in their early thirties, were shot when fighting broke out between the two communities.

Sannie died later at the Central Regional Hospital.

The injured, Emmanuel Essilffie, Isaac Amoah and Kojo Badu, are responding to treatment at the Central Regional Hospital.

The fight erupted when some youth of the Narkwa community waged an arson attack on the Awuna community on suspicion that one of them had beheaded Eguasia.

The arson razed down about eight houses at Narkwa Awuna. The youth of Narkwa Awuna, in retaliation, armed themselves and attacked some youth of the Narkwa community.

The Narkwa community in the Mfantseman Municipality was thrown into a state of shock when Nana Eguasia, a 48-year-old head of the Nsona Clan at Narkwa was found headless on his coconut plantation.

The body of Nana Kojo Eguasia, 48, was found buried in a shallow grave on his coconut plantation, near the River Narkwa around 10.45 pm on Wednesday.

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