A chieftaincy conflict in the area resulted in gunshot wounds to two inhabitants of the Kokodie village in the Ashanti Region.
Two royal families are at odds because Nana Agyeman’s nomination as the community’s new leader is being contested.
In the subsequent altercation, the nominated chief allegedly fired gunshots, wounding two locals who are now being treated at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.
Following the gunfire, Kokodie’s residents said they are living in dread.
The nomination of the chief is being opposed by a portion of the community who believe he does not belong to the legitimate clan.
“He came into the community with armed men. We tried taking a video of their violent action but he pointed a gun at me and said if I try capturing him, he wouldn’t hesitate to shoot me. At the moment, two people are injured,” a resident said.
Another witness, Opanin Kofi Nkrumah, told JoyNews that, “They came into my house with a hammer and broke into the room where we keep the stools.
“They threatened to gun me down if I try to stop them”.
The two residents have been sent to another hospital, according to Dr. Harrison Ankrah Twumasi, Medical Superintendent of the Kuntenase Government Hospital.
“One boy and two others came to seek medical care. We did our checks but considering the nature of injuries, we had to transfer them to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital,” he said.