Clashes Five policemen shot in Kumawu

This follows clashes between factions of Berimah Sarfo Tweneboah Kodua II – a self-acclaimed paramount chief of Kumawu and Kumawu Queen Mother Nana Serwaa Ampomaa.

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Five police officers have sustained gunshot wounds in Kumawu Bodomase in the Ashanti region following renewed chieftaincy clashes.

The conflict is between factions of Berimah Sarfo Tweneboah Kodua II – a self-acclaimed paramount chief of Kumawu and the Queen Mother of Kumawu, Nana Serwaa Ampomaa.

The clashes occurred during the funeral of the late Kumawu Akyempenghene, Nana Okyere Krampah after a queen mother who belongs to a faction of Berimah Tweneboah Kodua V allegedly ordered the police to stop Berimah Sarfo Tweeneboah Kodua II from coming to the funeral in his capacity as Kumawuhene, Accra-based Starr FM reports.

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Supporters of Berimah Sarfo Tweneboah Kodua II were said to have forcibly resisted an attempt by the police to stop them.

The police were therefore compelled to fire warning shots and teargas to control the angry supporters of the self-acclaimed paramount Chief.

The scene later turned chaotic as there was a gun battle between the supporters and the police.

In the process, five police officers and some residents sustained gunshot wounds. They have since been sent to the Juaben Government hospital for treatment.

The Ashanti Regional Police Command has deployed a joint police and military force to the area to restore law and order.

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