Residents of Agraveh near Dedeso and its Environs in the Fanteakwa District of the Eastern Region are said to be living in fear after reports that a Fulani herdsman allegedly shot and killed a 42 year old farmer, Mr. Solomon Saper.
Mr. Solomon Saper popularly known as Kwame Saper, was also the New Patriotic Party’s polling station chairman for Upper Dedeso.
The incident occurred at Agraveh a village between Ahomahomaso and Dedeso in the Fanteakwa District last Sunday.
A former Assemblyman of the Area, Mr. Siameh Abgodovo said the late Solomon Saper left home on the 26 August, 2012 to the farms and did not return.
According to him, Saper’s mother came to inform the elders of her inability to locate the whereabouts of her son after three days prompting the elders to mount a search for him.
After a few hours, the search team found the body of Saper with his spraying machine on the side of the road and other items he carried to the farm.
The former Assemblyman noted that, Saper suffered shot in his legs, chest and other parts of his body. They also found seven live bullet shells at where he was shot.
He said the incident has been reported to the police while the body has been deposited at the Begoro Government hospital awaiting autopsy.
In a related incident, the Dademantse of Mahem a village near Dedeso was also attacked two weeks ago allegedly by the Fulani herdsmen, on his way from church.
Meanwhile, the Dadamantse of Amatari in the Fanteakwa District is threatening to wage full scale war between the Fulani and the Krobo community if government does not stop the Fulanis from killing their brothers and destroying their farms.
He told our reporter Maxwell Kudekor that, some go to the extent of raping their wives and sisters on the farms.
He criticized the District Chief Executive for the area Abass Fuseni Sbaabe for not responding to the plight of the poor farmers but always going to the defense of the Fulani herdsmen.
An 82 year old woman who could not hold back her tears narrated how her three acre farm has been destroyed by cattle, rendering her in total debts.
She said when she questioned the herdsmen why they allowed their cattle to destroy the farm, they also asked her whether she did not receive any money.
Meanwhile the Member of Parliament for the area, Kwabena Amankwa Asiamah has visited the family of the deceased farmer and NPP Chairman, and assured them of Parliament’s support to curb the Fulani menace in the area.
The District Chief Executive however denied allegations that, he was in support of the Fulani herdsmen and noted that, the Assembly was forming a special Task force to curb the operations of the Fulani herdsmen in the area.