Essumeja chiefs want justice in the arson case

The Nkosuohene of Essumeja Traditional Area has renewed their plea with the IGP and the Ashanti South Regional Police Commander to probe the complicity of a police officer which led to the burning of a Bulldozer on April 4, 2024 in the periphery of the Asantemanso forest.

Nana Akuoko Kwarteng, the Nkosuohene of Essumeja Traditional Area, renewed his petition to the Inspector General of Police to ensure that the Asansohene, Nana Karikari Apau and his people are held liable for the criminal burning of a hired Bulldozer working on an intended mango processing factory at Adwama.

He said the chiefs are concerned with the manner and circumstances under which the Bulldozer was set ablaze by the people of Asanso on April 4, 2024 while the Bulldozer was preparing land for a community project.

The chief alleged that a suspect, on the alleged instance of the Asanso chief, was behind the arson, with the help of the police officer, who arrested the machine operator and threatened to shoot and kill him if he dared move the Bulldozer from the site to safety.

The Essumeja Nkosuohene suggested that the suspects must be made to foot the bill for the burnt Bulldozer, which was engaged in legitimate work on Essumeja land.

It is in this vein that the chiefs have appealed to the Inspector-General of Police to call his men to order, to avoid a bloody clash, while steps are being taken at the appropriate quarters to address land disputes between the Omanhene of Essumeja and the chief of Asanso.

Nana Kwarteng emphasised that Otumfuo is the best arbiter in such land matters, in order for calm and peace to prevail in the area.


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