Security beefed up at Dompim-Pepesa following unrest
THE Western Region Security Council (REGSEC) has deployed both military and Police personnel to Dompim-Pepesa in the Tarkwa Nsuaem Municipality to beef up security at the farming community, following the violence that occurred over the weekend.
Two persons sustained cutlass wounds after one Robert Amu, 29, who is currently in Police custody, went on rampage in the village.
Issaka Dauda, 29, and Barbara Yankey, 28, were the victims of the violent assault.
The Western Regional Public Relations Officer of Ghana Police, DSP Olivia Ewurabena Adiku, who confirmed the story in a telephone interview added that the REGSEC team would support the security, which is already on the ground.
It is believed that the violence that led to the unrest may have something to do with the chieftaincy dispute in the area, where two rival chiefs have been at each other’s throats, battling for recognition as chief of Dompim-Pepesa.
But the Police P.R.O told this reporter that investigation conducted by the Police command has not pointed to any chieftaincy issue as cause for the violence.
She said, for instance, one of the victims, Barbar Yankey, was returning from the market when the suspect attacked her. She said the Regional Police Commander on Sunday visited the victims and that investigation has also not established that the victims were related to the Member of Parliament (MP) for the area.
Exactly two months ago, one of the rival chiefs in the area, Ohyeawora Nwia Bia was attacked, forcing him to jump from a three storey building to save his dear live. His palace was also partially set on fire. Those behind the attack are still walking free.
Following the attack on the chief and the palace, a team of Police men were dispatched to patrol the community to avert any future possible attack.
But the Saturday attack appears to have compelled the REGSEC to send men to beef up security in the area.