The Ashanti Regional Police Command has begun investigations into circumstances that led to the death of two persons in a brawl over cannabis at Kotwi, in the Atwima Kwanwoma District of the Ashanti region.
According to the police, they received information on Sunday January 16, 2022, that two males who got involved in a fight at Kotwi were dead.
The Public Relations Officer for the Ashanti Regional Police Command, ASP Godwin Ahianyo, explained that the police after a follow up on the report confirmed their death, but they were yet to unravel the actual cause of the brawl which led to their demise.
Reacting to the unfortunate incident, ASP Ahianyo said the police would soon invite witnesses in the case to assist investigations.
He therefore called on residents of the area and the Ashanti region at large to remain calm as police continued to provide maximum security for all.
Reports say the incident occurred as a result of a brawl that was occasioned by an alleged sale of substances believed to be marijuana at a ‘Wee Base’.
According to eyewitnesses, one of the two male deceased friends, 24-year-old Sherri, pulled a knife and stabbed his friend, Nana Boakye, 26, to death when they had a disagreement over the alleged purchase and payment of “wee”.
Residents say one of the deceased, Nana Boakye, was allegedly stabbed in the chest for failing to sell marijuana to a suspected drug addict in the area, known as Sheriff.
After being stabbed, Nana Boakye fell to his knees with blood oozing from his chest on the streets of Kotwi. The aggrieved residents reportedly left Nana Boakye unattended as they chased Sheriff to lynch him at Jordan Junction in the area.
Two other persons attacked and injured are currently receiving treatment at Gary Marvin Hospital.
“About 11 boys from the ghetto, including Nana Boakye, tried to lynch Sherif over a reason best known to them, and therefore Sherrif, in the course of the attack from the mob, stabbed Nana Boakye’s chest, which led to his death,” a the resident narrated.
Meanwhile, father of the deceased, Onua John, has insisted his son is a carpenter and not a narcotics dealer. He also refuted claims that his son was killed over cannabis.
He therefore appealed to the Ashanti Regional Police Command to investigate the matter thoroughly and come out with the cause of the fight that lead to his son’s death.
The bodies of the deceased have been taken by the police and deposited at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital morgue for autopsy.