The Concerned Zongo Youth in the Ashanti Region is calling on the Police to expedite investigations and prosecution of persons behind the murder of Asantehene’s Asamponhene.
A prime suspect, Anumwar Sadat Mohammed was arrested in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso last week after six others were initially arrested in connection with the murder.
The arrest was a collaborative effort of the Ashanti and Upper East Regional Police Command, the Ghana Embassy in Burkina Faso and the Interpol Ghana and Burkina Faso.
Police investigations indicated that Sadat Mohammed, aged 33, had travelled together with the Asampohene before his death.
The body of Nana Kwadwo Afordour was found in his vehicle on Sunday 18th August 2019 near Ebuom on the Ejura – Nkoranza Highway.
Speaking at a news conference in Kumasi, members of the Concern Zongo Youth condemned the incident and called on the police to enforce the laws no matter the background of suspects.
“We collectively as a Zongo populace are deeply worried because… it comes as very shocking and worrying to us that the suspected killer was an inhabitant of the Zongo.”
“We expect the security services and judicial services to administer justice judiciously so that it will serve as a deterrent to other people who have the intention of perpetrating this heinous act.”
The murder of the Asamponhene took place on the outskirts of Ebuom near Atebubu on August 18, 2019.
The Asamponhene’s body was left in the backseat of his Toyota Land Cruiser.