Some parents in Mankesim in the Central region have refused to allow their wards go to school today over fears they may be caught in the crossfire of the chieftaincy dispute that led to the death of a BNI officer over the weekend.
According to Starr News Central regional correspondent Kwaku Baah-Acheamfuor, the town is still enveloped by tension and fear.
“It is tensed and people are saying they won’t allow their kids to go to school, the police has presence here but the people are still very scared,” he reported.
A BNI officer and a civilian died of gunshot wounds while five others sustained injuries during the installation of a paramount Queen-mother at Mankessim.
Meanwhile, five people have currently been picked up over the incident by the Police.
The Central Regional Police PRO DSP Irene Oppong told Francis Abban on the Morning Starr Monday things are under control in the town.
” I can assure all residents that things are under control. There is nothing to be afraid of. We have enough men on the grounds to protect everybody”.
The ‘outdooring’ of Nana Araba Otua came after years of a chieftaincy dispute in the area. The Daily Graphic gathered that a court ruling last week allegedly struck out the gazette of Osagyefo Amanfo Edu and Nana Ama Amissah who had, for years, been recognized as the Paramount Chief and the Paramount Queenmother of Mankessim, respectively.
Nana Otua’s faction, which had laid claim to the stool for many years, consequently held the ‘outdooring’ ceremony, which began from the palace at Obuonmu in Mankessim to the five main family shrines.