A fight between factions in the Pankrono and Adabraka communities in the Ashanti Region resulted in the death of a 27-year-old man in Tafo-Pankrono by unidentified individuals.
Owusu Banahene, the victim, died on October 18 after being discovered near a public toilet in the region and rushed to the hospital.
While the authorities are presently investigating the exact reason of his death, the deceased’s family believes it may be related to a long-running feud between rival teenagers from Adabraka and Pankrono.
The sudden death of Owusu Banahene, who was scheduled to return to Ghana on Friday, has elicited angry responses from the Pankrono community.
His family is requesting that all persons engaged in the incident that resulted in his untimely death be arrested and prosecuted.
Sources within these communities have pointed to the surge in drug misuse among young as a major factor to the ongoing confrontations, as well as voiced anger with the recurring battles and apparent lack of resolution, claiming that they have been dealing with these issues for generations.
Residents are outraged and have expressed their discontent with the occurrence, saying, “We will not let it slide unless one of them dies as well.” The dead was scheduled to travel to Canada today, and all essential preparations had been made. The next day, he was stabbed to death over a local feud.”
Despite their efforts to contact the police, they believe that people responsible for the disruptions frequently escape punishment.