Chairman of the Asokore Mampong Municipal Security Council in the Ashanti Region, Hon Alidu Seidu has named suspects behind the shooting at Aboabo Number 2 during the Eid celebrations leading to the death of 16-year-old Gafaru Kassim and the injured.
“We know the leader of the gang. He is called Nuhu. He is in his 30s…we have declared him and the group wanted. My admonishing to them is they should report themselves to police to assist in investigations” the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Hon. Alidu Seidu revealed.
One person has been killed and another injured by a stray bullet during the Eid festivities on Tuesday, July 20, 2021.
The deceased, 16-year-old Gafaru Kassim and the injured were reportedly shot by yet-to-identified when a group of young men was brandishing guns amidst a rioting environment.
The Asokore Mampong Municipal Chief Executive, Alhaji Alidu Seidu, said, “Before now I issued a statement somewhere during the Eid-ul-Fitr saying that we’re still not in normal times.”
“Covid is still with us. The new wave of covid is still with us on the basis that the insurance of social distancing and other safety protocols are still in force,” he added.
According to the MCE who spoke on several radio platforms monitored by MyNewsGh.com the Uncle of deceased Kassim, Sulemana Umah says the family is preparing to bury their relative according to Islamic customs, thus are waiting for the hospital to release the body.