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A police officer with the Kokoben Police Station, Chief Inspector Emmanuel Opoku has been interdicted and arraigned before the Asokwa District Court 2.

He is facing criminal charges for aiding and abetting the murder of a young man at Adum Afrancho.

Eyewitnesses on Sunday had told TV3’s William Evans Nkum that the said police officer was an accomplice to the stabbing of 23-year-old Kwame Yeboah to death.

He was allegedly stabbed to death in a suspected land and chieftaincy dispute.

The incident happened on the early hours of Sunday, July 3, 2022 at Adum Afrancho in the Atwima Kwanwoma District of the Ashanti Region.

Chieftaincy dispute has gripped the small community with a population of less than one thousand.

“We saw Inspector Antwi hand over his armour vest and a knife to his brother to stab Kwame Yeboah multiple times. Anytime we try to intervene he physically prevent us. We managed to overcome them and seize the knife which is currently, in the custody of the police” a resident who witnessed the incident had said.

One other resident, who had attempted to rescue the deceased was also stabbed and got admitted at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi.