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Kwahu Bepong attacks: 37 suspects remanded

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All 37 suspects arrested for the assaults in Kwahu Bepong have been remanded by the Nkawkaw district court.

They are scheduled to appear again on Friday, February 23, 2024.

Presided over by Isaac Adjei, the court heard the cases of all 37 individuals.

The Ghana Police Service (GPS) took the suspects into custody following the attacks on the Bepong Chief’s palace and several police officers in Kwahu Bepong, Eastern Region.

Initially, 25 individuals were arrested by the Police Service in connection with the assault.

Subsequently, an additional 12 suspects were apprehended over the incident.

The attack which occurred on Sunday, February 4, resulted in injuries to seven individuals, including five police officers, at the Bepong Chief’s Palace.

Tragedy unfolded as two individuals were reportedly killed by stray bullets fired by the police to disperse a hostile crowd during a confrontation.

The incident occurred at the chief’s palace, where police intervened to rescue a man alleged to have raped and killed a 45-year-old woman, Akua Kyerewaa, in Adwumasu, Kwahu South Municipality.

The suspect, 23-year-old Kwasi Tenkorang, is an ex-convict. During the arrest, community members demanded instant justice, leading to an attack on the police.

A 65-year-old brother of the victim, Kwasi Antwi, also lost his life during the confrontation.

The suspect was subsequently arrested on February 4.


Two people were reported dead after allegedly being hit by stray bullets fired by the police during the melee to disperse the ruthless crowd.

According to sources, the incident occurred at the chief’s palace where the police had gone to rescue an alleged suspect accused of murdering two people at Adwumasu, a farming community in the Kwahu South Municipality.

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