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Asamponhene of Kumasi killed

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The Asamponhene of Kumasi has reportedly been killed by some armed men.

Known as Oheneba Kwadwo Afordour, he was reportedly stabbed whilst travelling on the Ejura - Nkoranza road in the Ashanti Region on Sunday, August 18, 2019.

Police officers received information that a vehicle had been involved in an accident on the road but when they arrived at the scene, they realised the victim, who was later identified as Oheneba Kwadwo Afordour had been stabbed, Graphic Online gathered.

The attackers reportedly also attempted to set the vehicle ablaze, a police source told Graphic Online.

The body of the deceased has since been sent to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi.

The police have initiated investigations and a police source told Graphic Online investigators suspect the incident was chieftaincy related.

Oheneba Afordour, popularly referred to as "Chief" in some quarters, also owned the popular X5 pub at Ashanti New Town in Kumasi near the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Ashanti Regional office.

He was a direct relative of the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.

As the Asamponhene of Kumasi, his role was to lead war for the Asantehene and moves ahead of the retinue of the Asantehene.

Graphic Online witnessed movement of chiefs at the Manhyia Palace around 10 pm on Sunday.

Source: graphic.com.gh

Source: Emmanuel Mensah