Bolga: One killed, 2 injured in chieftaincy clash

An elderly man has died and two people have been critically injured in a cutlass attack related to the protracted chieftaincy dispute in Bolgatanga, the Upper East regional capital.

The violent clash erupted around 8:00pm Sunday, just 48 hours after the Bolgatanga High Court had annulled a ruling that affirmed Raymond Alafia Abilba at the Upper East Regional House of Chiefs as the Paramount Chief of Bolgatanga.

When contacted the Municipal Police Commander, Superintendent Samuel Punobyin, he said ‘I need to get clearance from my regional commander before I can comment on the issue’.

The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Bolgatanga, Joseph Amiyuure also had this to say,’ I am in a meeting, I can’t talk now, please’.

By: Ghana/