A traditional medicine seller at Dunkwa-On-Offin in the Central Region, Alhassan Ganameti, also known as Atta, 45, has been arrested for allegedly killing a 30-year old porter, Ayuba Akakpo, an NDC supporter over political argument.
Ganamedi was alleged to have hit the head of Akakpo, following an argument that ensued between them over who won the elections.
The District Police Commander, at Dunkwa-On-Offin, Superintendent Dela Dzansi, told The Ghanaian Times in a telephone interview that the incident happened at 4 pm last Friday when a scuffle ensued between the two, and when Akakpo was leaving the scene, Ganameti hit his head with a wood, leading to Akakpo’s death.
Supt. Dzansi said the suspect was in police custody assisting in investigations.
Meanwhile the police have intensified patrols across the country to protect lives, and property from being vandalised.
The Director of Police Operations, Chief Supt. (Dr.) Benjamin Agordzor, said the police had stepped up efforts to stamp out the pockets of violence that were being recorded after the just-ended elections.
He said apart from the toll booths that were taken over with one set ablazed in the Brong-Ahafo Region by thugs, some of the perpetrators also took over the collection of market tolls among others which brought uneasy situation to some places.
Chief Supt. Agordzor warned the police would arrest trouble causers.
He assured the public that the police would bring the situation under control, and asked the public to report any person who would involve his or herself in violence.
By Francis Asamoah Tuffour