Angry youth of Amanase in the Ayensuano District in the Eastern Region have set ablaze, a brand new vehicle belonging to a suspected ritual murderer. Their actions have also caused damage to a Police vehicle in the act of violence which broke out last Monday, May 10, 2021 at about 7pm in the community.
Five suspected ritualists identified as Prince Adjololo, 26, Solomon Adjololo, 28, Benjamin Mintah, 23, Felix Haya, 27, and Akwasi Tenkorang, 27, were arrested by a section of the youth for allegedly attempting to abduct a child in the community for money-rituals.
The suspects believed to be linked to the Fetish Priestess at the center of the killing of the 11-year-old boy at Kasoa were handed over to Nana Addo Agyekum, Gyaasehene of Amanase and his Elders who held the suspects hostage, while waiting for the Police to pick them up.
Some angry youths of the community exerted sticks, cutlasses and other dangerous weapons demanded the release of the suspects to subject them to instant justice. The District Command of the Amanase Police Unit, quickly moved to the scene of chaos, but the mob resisted them from taking the suspects away. Reinforcements were called in from Suhum Police Command, the Kibi Divisional Crime Unit and Coaltar District Command to assist bring the situation under control, yet the Police could not march the angry crowd.
The irate mob set fire on a car belonging to one of the suspects and started assailing the Police with stones resulting in the damage to a side window of a Police Service vehicle No. GP 2867 of Kibi Police Divisional Patrol. Some of the stones hit the Suhum Police Commander as well as the Kibi Divisional Crime Officer.
Caught up in the violent attack, the Police then resorted to firing warning shots before they were able to whisk away the suspects to Suhum Police station for investigation. The acting Public Relations Officer of the Eastern Regional Police Command, Sgt. Francis Gomado, confirmed the incident to the Press.