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NPP’s Ashanti Chairman’s nephew killed by robbers in Kumasi

A 30-year old man Prince Opoku Antoh, who was the nephew of the main opposition New Patriotic Party’s Ashanti regional Chairman, F F Antoh, has been shot and killed in the regional capital, Kumasi. The killing came just two days after Security capos in the country were directed by the President to review their strategies in dealing with crime in the country. XYZ News’s regional correspondent Isaac Bediako Justice reported that five armed robbers stormed a popular drinking spot called Dark City Pub at Bichemso on the night of Saturday, May 11, 2013 and opened fire on those at the bar. Prince Opoku Antoh was shot amidst a scuffle between him and the robbers after the assailants demanded that handed over his iphone among other items he had on him at the time of the robbery. His body has been deposited at the morgue. The Police have started investigations into the killing. The incident adds to the recent spate of murders in the Ashanti region. Two local miners in Obuasi were recently shot and killed by rival Chinese illegal gold miners on Thursday May 9.

In the same region, two young men were brutally butchered and shot dead by a rival gang at Ashtown, a suburb of Kumasi on Wednesday. The two murderous incidents, coupled with a series of major fire outbreaks in the national capital, Accra necessitated Friday’s high-level security meeting at the Flagstaff House.

The meeting sought to address all such incidents which could pose a threat to Ghana’s national security.

It was attended by the Chief of Defence Staff and his service commanders; the Inspector General of Police, the Director General of the Ghana Prisons Service, the Director of Immigration and the Chief Fire Officer.

The Chief of Staff, Prosper Bani, and the National Security Coordinator, Lt. Col. Larry Gbevlo-Lartey (Rtd.) were present.

Meanwhile the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party Mr. Frederick Fredua Antoh has vowed to lead a massive demonstration against the police following an armed robbery attack which killed his nephew, Sunday.The incident has sent Fredua Antoh fuming and vowing to lead a massive demonstration against what he claims to be the state of insecurity in the country.

He told Luv FM’s Erastus Asare Donkor “there is serious sense of insecurity” in Kumasi.

He does not understand how within a period of three days, two people will be shot dead in broad light, when the police Buffalo Unit, The Regional Police Command will be on duty and still be paid with the tax payers money.

He said the IGP must sit up and stem the tide of killings in the region.

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