[ 2012-09-20 ]
GUNNED DOWN! Adu Gyamfi and his wife Georgina Afia Kyerewaa were shot dead yesterday
Couple Killed In Kumasi
A man and his wife have been gruesomely murdered
at Twedie, a community in the Atwima Kwanwoma
District of the Ashanti Region by unidentified
gunmen over an alleged protracted chieftaincy
Simms Adu Gyamfi, 43, and Georgina Afua Kyerewaa,
38, were shot to death in their Honda Civic car
with registration number DVLA 4559- 12 in front of
The Crime Officer of the Asokwa District Police
Command, ASP Denteh Simon, who confirmed the
incident to DAILY GUIDE, said the couple was
killed at about 10:30pm when the woman alighted to
enable her husband to park the car.
He said the gunmen fled after committing the
dastardly act which ignited tension and insecurity
in the locality for hours.
Though no arrests had been made as at the time of
filing this report, the crime officer said the
police had begun investigations into the
Preliminary investigations conducted by the
police, according to ASP Denteh, linked the bloody
attack to a 15-year-old protracted chieftaincy
dispute involving two main factions, with the late
Adu Gyamfi leading one of the factions.
He said the impasse which had virtually divided
the royal family of the community was before a
committee set up with the responsibility of
ensuring an amicable settlement.
Sources indicated that the killers might have been
charged to carry out the operation as it appeared
the committee’s verdict would favour the
ASP Denteh Simon said the deceased was threatened
on a number of occasions prior to the horrific
Alex Amoako aka Oly, an opinion leader in the
community, said that Adu Gyamfi died instantly
while his wife died while being rushed to the
Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi
for medical attention.
According to the opinion leader, who is a
newspaper vendor, four shots were heard during the
attack, compelling residents close to the scene to
take to their heels.
Alex Amoako said the late Adu Gyamfi was an elder
of the Assemblies of God Church at Twedie and was
generally said to be a good man.
Source - Daily Guide
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