Three more suspects have been arrested in connection with the shooting incident that occurred at Mankessim last Saturday, the Central Regional Police Command has confirmed.
This brings to nine, the total number of persons arrested in connection with the crime which resulted in the death of the two people.
Public Relations Officer of the Central Regional Police Command, DSP Irene Oppong who provided this latest information to Citi News said, all suspects are assisting the police in their investigations.
“The Central Regional Police Command has picked up three additional suspects in connection with the Mankessim shooting incident. In all, the Police have nine suspects who are assisting us with investigations.”
Already six other suspects have been arrested over the incident which happened during the enstoolment of a queen mother.
They have been remanded by the Cape Coast District Court 2 to reappear on January 19, 2020.
Five other persons including a police officer, Inspector William Nyarko, were among those injured.
The incident generated after a faction of a protracted chieftaincy dispute at Mankessim enstooled a new queen mother in the person of Nana Araba Otuah II to replace Nana Ama Amisssah who is the substantive queen-mother of Mankessim after a High Court in Cape Coast on November 11, 2019, ruled to nullify the latter's name and that of the Omanhene of Mankessim Traditional council from the register of National House of Chiefs.
While the newly enstooled queen-mother was being transported in a palanquin and paraded in a procession along the Mankessim Anafo road, some gunmen in a storey building near the Anafo junction opened fire at those taking part in the procession.