Three of the 12 suspects declared wanted by the Ashanti Regional Police Command, in connection with the fatal shooting incident at the office of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) here are in the grips of the police.
Dauda Abrahim, also known as Wayo, 40; Abdul Ganiyu also known as Petit, 37, and Agyin Samuel, also known as Rock, 32, were said to have surrendered to the Command which subsequently arrested them, on February 25, this year.
The shooting incident which took place on February 18, led to the killing of one Wasiu, a task force member of the NDC, and caused serious injury to another person who is on admission at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH).
Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Godwin Ahianyo of the Regional Police Public Affairs Unit, indicated that the police were leaving no stone unturned in search of the remaining suspects, namely, Abdul Bari Mohammed (Warrior), Midjima, Abu Taliban, Sanni Mohammed (Commando), Gyafaru (Element), Fuseini (Jah Rule), Demos Fayiz and Suleman (Akom).
The indiscriminate shooting at the party’s office at Amakom occured during a meeting of the national and regional executives of the party, ahead of the just ended flag bearership elections.
Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketia, party’s General Secretary, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, National Chairman, among others, were caught in the crossfire but escaped unhurt.
A former chief executive of the Ejisu-Juaben Municipality, Afrifa Yamoah Ponkoh, had his vehicle damaged by the attackers, said to be members of the Hawks, a vigilante group of the NDC.
The attackers, wielding guns, stormed the premises on a motor cycle as they fired indiscriminately.
The police have quizzed Mr Yamoah Ponkoh and a former deputy sports minister, Joseph Yammin, in connection with the shooting incident.
Mr Yammin is said to be the “rock” behind the Hawks, while Yamoah Ponkoh’s name came up as having some knowledge about the group. Both have denied their association with the group.
However, the party’s secretariat has denied that the suspects were members of the Hawks and has requested the police delve deep into the matter to bring the perpetrators to book.
FROM KINGSLEY E. HOPE, KUMASI