Homicide Unit invited to investigate latest Alavanyo killing

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The Volta Regional Security Council says it has invited the Homicide Unit of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service to assist in tracking down perpetrators of Friday’s shooting at Alavanyo-Dzogbedze. 

A 35-year-old man was shot and killed on Friday evening when a group of mourners were on their way to the burial grounds of the 13-year-old boy who was shot two weeks ago.

This incident comes as the family of the 13-year-old are yet to come to terms with the sudden death of their son.

Prince Kwakutsey, a primary school pupil, was shot in the chest in Alavanyo by some gunmen who stormed his parents’ home minutes after he returned from school.

An Assembly Member of the area, Raymond Tsokor, told Joy News’ Volta Regional Correspondent, Ivy Sertodjie the attackers fled the scene after the shooting.

He said the entire community was thrown into a state of shock and fear over the development.

Last Saturday, a middle-aged woman was also killed at Alavanyo Kpeme after gunshots were heard early Saturday.

Madam Elizabeth Anku was said to have gone to her farm Saturday where she met her untimely death.

She was said to be picking mangoes in the farm which is just a 100 meters away from her house, Regional Minister Dr. Archibald Letsa confirmed to Joy News.

Her death comes on the heels of a similar exchange of fire which resulted in the death of two persons exactly a month ago.

According to Dr. Letsa the situation is under control as security has been beefed-up to forestall any reprisal.

He explained that the security personnel had gone on a routine keep fit workout when they heard the exchange of gunfire.

They quickly had to prepare and search for the persons behind the exchanges.

In the process, one woman was said to be missing but was later found dead in her farm with gunshot wounds, Dr Letsa explained.

She has been sent to the mortuary for autopsy.

Residents of Nkoya and Alavanyo have been fighting for years over a piece of land. The fighting has led to several deaths and destruction of properties.

The government is threatening to take over the piece of land but some of the chiefs at the centre of the feud have rejected the proposal.

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