Reports reaching Joy News indicate that the Asampnhene of Kumasi, Nana Fodour has been killed.
According to Graphic.com.gh he was stabbed by some armed assailants whilst travelling on the Ejura - Nkoranza road in the Ashanti Region on Sunday, August 18.
The report said police officers received information about an accident on the road and rushed to the scene.
Upon arrival, however, they found the victim who was later identified as Nana Fodour had been stabbed.
A police source said the attackers reportedly also attempted to set the vehicle the deceased was travelling in ablaze.
The body of the deceased has been deposited at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) morgue in Kumasi.
The police have initiated investigations but suspect the incident was chieftaincy related.
Nana Fodour, popularly referred to as "Chief" in some quarters also owned the popular X5 pub at Ashanti New Town in Kumasi near the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Ashanti Regional office.
He is a direct relative of the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.
As the Asamponhene of Kumasi, his role was to lead war for the Asantehene and moves ahead of the retinue of the Asantehene.