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07.12.2004 General News

Political violence: One Killed at Kwamekrom in Volta Region

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Kwamekrom (V/R), Dec. 7, GNA - One man was shot dead and several others received gunshot wounds when unidentified gunmen opened fire on a group of people at Kwamekrom on Monday.

The dead was identified as Isaac Ochere while Evans Yaw Gyamwodie, Kelvin Kwame Latse, Harry Kofi and three persons yet to be identified were rushed to the hospital for treatment.

Mr Vincent Papawo, Record Officer at Margaret Moquart Catholic Hospital at Kpando, confirmed that the corpse of Isaac Ochere had been deposited at the mortuary for autopsy.

The Medical Assistant, who failed to give her name, refused to comment on the incident.

A source of the Kpando Police Station confirmed the list of casualties but would not comment further. the Volta Regional Hospital at Ho while the others were being treated at Kpando.

The Police said they were investigating the cause of the shooting. Mr Gyamwodie, who sustained gunshot, wounds on his right leg and the left side of his waist said they were going to Abotoase to be briefed in connection with their duties as party agents during the election when unidentified gunmen opened fire on them.

Meanwhile, tension continues to mount in the area as some youth wore red armbands and headgears and chanted war songs.

There are only two Policemen stationed at the Kwamekrom Police Station, therefore, have to wait for reinforcement from either Worawora or Kpando whenever there is trouble.

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