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Kumasi Shooting: 12 Persons Declared Wanted

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The police command in the Ashanti Region has declared 12 individuals wanted who were involved in the killing of one member of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Kumasi.

The police earlier named four suspects but on Wednesday announced the addition of eight more suspects.

The suspects are Hussein Bari alias Warrior, Midjima, Damos and Abu Taliban.

Others are Saani Mohammed alias Commando, Wayo, Element, Jah Rule, Petit, Akon, Fayiz, Mallam and Rock.

Regional Police PRO, ASP Godwin Ahianyo addressing the press said the Command in its investigations so far has established that the main suspect identified as ‘warrior’ with the other suspects were behind the shooting and killing of the deceased.

“…Warrior actually shot and killed the deceased and injured the other person at the hospital.”

Background

A gunman identified by eyewitnesses as a member of ‘The Hawks’, which is affiliated to the NDC, shot at fellow party members during a regional executive meeting in Kumasi.

The shooter, according to the eyewitnesses, shot the first victim thrice – first in the thigh, then in the belly and on the back as he fell to the ground.

Reports reaching ClassFMonline.com indicate that members of ‘The Hawks’ pitched camp on one side of the meeting while members of the NDC task force also pitched camp on the opposite side.

One of the members of ‘The Hawks’ began throwing tantrums that something was going to happen, according to the eyewitnesses, and the victim from the task force approached him and said nothing was going to happen.

It resulted in heated verbal exchanges and the member of ‘The Hawks’ pulled a gun and shot the victim from the NDC task force, the eyewitnesses said.

The victim was rushed to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital where he died.

Another victim shot by the same gunman has sustained injuries but still alive and in critical condition.

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