Nkonya-Alavanyo conflict: Arrests to follow autopsy report

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By Lorlornyofm April 26, 2017 07:45

Nkonya-Alavanyo conflict: Arrests to follow autopsy report

The Volta Region Security Council and police are set to conduct autopsies on the bodies of two persons killed last week, after which arrest of the killers would be made.

A lack of strong evidence on the cause of the deaths, suspected to be due to gunshot wounds, is preventing police from making an arrest.

A Police Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Crime Scene Management Team is currently in Nkonya to process the crime scene for further evidence.

Two people lost their lives, while two others sustained gunshot wounds at Nkonya in the Volta Region in resurged violence last week Wednesday.

The renewed violence occurred barely hours after a curfew imposed on the area in view of the violence there, was reviewed on Wednesday.

Police say the perpetrators of the gun violence were from Alavanyo, a rival community in the area.

Alavanyo and Nkonya have been under a dusk-to-dawn curfew over a protracted land dispute spanning almost a century.

Volta Region Minister, Archibald Letsa, says calm has returned to the area but security agencies are working to put the killers behind bars.

“Today we plan to have the postmortem done and so far there is calm in the area so we are continuing with the peace process. We are impressing upon them that without information from them the police will find it difficult to apprehend the culprits because we believe that they are known,” said Dr Letsa.

Meanwhile, the government is considering several options apart from acquiring the disputed land which has been in contention between the two feuding communities for nearly a century.

According to Volta Regional Minister, opening up access roads to the area and the exploitation of the rich timber reserve can serve as a good source of revenue for the government.

Source: Myjoyonline.com | GN

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