The Fulani community in the Oti Region has called on the office of Samira Bawumia; the Chief Justice, Kwesi Anim-Yeboah and the Inspector General of Police, James Oppong Boanuh to intervene in getting justice for their slain relative.

The death of a young herdsman at Guaman follows a clash between residents at Atakrom and some herdsmen in the area Sunday morning.

The clash was a result of an alleged attack on a farmer in the area by the herdsmen.

General Secretary to the Fulani chiefs in the area, Jallow Abdul Rahman said the destructions caused to farmlands and food crops was unfortunate but does not merit the attack and subsequent killing of their colleague.

“We want the government, also the office of the second lady, the chief justice to see into this case so that the people who committed this crime would be brought to book.”

He also argued that the contribution of the Fulani community to the economy of Ghana cannot be underestimated hence the need for thorough investigations to bring perpetrators on both sides to book.

“We want the police to look into this and bring justice. We received a call yesterday [Sunday] that some people came to attack me in the bush.

When we enquired, it was reported that some men came to them to complain about their animals came to destroy their crops. When we went a group of people came beating them up and they killed one of our men.”

Guaman community is dissociating itself and denying any involvement in the death of the herdsman in their environment.

The community spokesperson, Odikro Beckoe allege the death is very likely the result of the earlier clash Sunday at Atakrom because people have reportedly heard sporadic gunshots.

“We know that this death did not occur as a result of something that was done in this community. Early dawn [Sunday], some people heard sporadic gun shooting towards the Nsuta side. So we are anticipating that has caused this whole problem.

We know because the animals are not resident in the community. They are in the neighborhood.”

It is on this premise that the Fulani community is calling on the office of the second lady, the chief justice and the IGP to demand justice for their slain colleague.

Jallow Abdul Rahman admits the destruction caused to farmland and crops was unfortunate but does not merit the killing of one of them.

“It is unfortunate because each and everyone eats from what he suffered for but it is not to that extent (of taking one’s life).” 

They also argue their contribution to the economy of Ghana cannot be underestimated hence the need for justice on both sides for peace to prevail.