The former President John Dramani Mahama has called on the Ghana Police Service to investigate and immediately apprehend the culprits who shot who were engaged in the shooting at the Ahanti Regional Headquarters of the opposition National Democratic Congress, killing one in the process.
One person is feared dead and another is in critical condition after two rival factions within the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) clashed and exchanged gunshots on Monday.
The dastadly act is said to have happened when the National Chairman of the party, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, the General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, and the Regional Executive Committee met at the office to iron out issues between both factions.
The victim who is in critical condition is currently on admission at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.
A team of crime officers from the Ashanti Regional Police Command were deployed to the NDC headquarters shortly after the incidence.
Armed police officers have also taken over the party’s office.
The Ashanti Regional branch of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) confirmed that indeed a member of the party was shot dead when some members of the party’s vigilante group, the Hawks attacked it’s headquarters in Kumasi.
The Manhyia Divisional Police Commander, ACP Kwaku Buah who also confirmed the death said “we had information that there has been a shooting incident at the NDC regional head office in Kumasi. So, we dispatched some men here and indeed they confirmed that it is true.”
Reacting to the news, the former President in a facebook post said “I have just been briefed about a shooting incident that occured in front of the Ashanti Regional Office of the NDC leading to the death of one person and injury to another.
I strongly condemn this incident. It is clearly a criminal act, and I call on the police and relevant security agencies to investigate, immediately apprehend the culprits and subject them to the full rigours of the law.”
Source: The Evening Mail