Arrest made: Chief apprehended for soldier’s killing in Kasoa over land dispute

By Majesty 2 Min Read

Regarding the shooting of a military commander in Kasoa, Central Region, the Ghana Police Service has taken one suspect into custody.

Around 4:20 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, 2024, the occurrence took place.

The deceased, a military man in his late 30s, was shot and killed after a dispute with the defendant, Benlord Ababio, according to a police statement.

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The soldier had come to the region to discuss a continuing land issue with two other colleagues.

According to preliminary investigations, the soldiers—Lance Corporal Omar, Ametus Mathew, and Danso Michael—were responding to a report regarding someone who was working on property that Lance Corporal Omar owned. When the officers got there, they told the workers to halt before filing a complaint with the Millennium City District Police Command.

But when they got back there, Millennium City’s Gyasehene, Benlord Ababio, accosted them and said the policemen shouldn’t have gone to the police headquarters with another complaint.

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Lance Corporal Danso Michael was fatally shot in the head by Benlord Ababio, who is accused of opening fire on the police’ car during the altercation.

After being taken to the Mother and Child Hospital in Kasoa, the injured cop was declared dead despite medical intervention. The other two cops managed to get away safely.

The alleged gunman, Benlord Ababio, is being held by the police and is helping with the investigation.

As the inquiry goes on, the police have said they are keeping in regular contact with the Ghanaian military’s top brass.

The sad tragedy has brought attention to the persistent land disputes in the Kasoa region once more, emphasising the necessity for efficient conflict resolution procedures to avert these kinds of violent altercations.

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