Four persons are assisting the Accra Regional Police Command (ARPC) over the murder of 32-year-old Osei Owusu.
The suspects namely: Ben Darko 68, James Sarpong 67, Asante Bright, 31 and Sika Kwaku Victor 18 have been arrested and transferred to the Amasaman Divisional Police Command to assist in investigations.
However, 64-year-old, Opanin Asane Kwame, who is alleged to be the owner of the two pump action guns has also been arrested.
Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Head of Public Affairs Unit, Effia Tenge, briefing the Ghana News Agency said the suspects were likely to face a murder charge for possession of firearms and ammunitions without lawful Authority.
According to her, information was received from the National Police Control Room, Accra, that there was a shooting incident at Menpemehoasem near Obodan in the Eastern Region leading to the death of some persons.
DSP Tenge indicated that the Amasaman Commander, Gabriel Hiamade, led a Divisional Patrol team to the scene upon receipt of the information.
According to her, the Abusuapanin of Odumase community, Kofi Akotia revealed that about two weeks ago the Chief of Aburi, Nana Gyan Kwasi engaged the said Kofi Akotia to ensure that there were clear boundary demarcations to separate lands between Mempemehuasem and Odumasi since both communities fall under his chiefdom.
The Head of Public Affairs Unit said the boundary exercise commenced last week without informing the Adjen Kotoku Police who is responsible for the area.
She added that on the same day Mr Akotia and his team were hinted that some people were grading some lands at Mempemehuasem which they also mobilized and proceeded to that area but the people doing the grading quickly left the scene with their machines upon seeing them.
DSP Tenge said whilst Akotia and his team were returning home, youths of Odumasi numbering about eight with two of them holding Pump Action guns confronted them on the way and verbal exchanges ensued between the parties.
According to her, the team opened fire on Mr Akotia and his men which left Owusu injured who later died at the Nsawam Government Hospital whilst receiving medical attention.
Meanwhile a Patrol team is currently in the town monitoring the situation.
The body of Owusu has been conveyed to the Police Hospital Morgue for preservation and autopsy.
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