Stephen Mane, 64, a retired lecturer of the Dr. Hilla Limann Technical University was shot to death on Thursday, during a scuffle that ensued between two factions of a family over a piece of land in Wa in the Upper West Region, the Regional Police Command has confirmed.
Per the Regional commander’s report, the incident transpired on the disputed plot of land near a Shell filling Station.
Mane is alleged to have been shot with a pump-action gun within close range by one Abdul Raman Inusah, 61, who is currently in police custody.
Upper West Regional Police Commander, DCOP Peter Ndekugri recounted on Eyewitness News that Inusah sent workers to the disputed plot of land on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 however, elders of the family sent a message to him to withdraw the workers until the dispute over the land was resolved.
There was a plan to arbitrate the said dispute on Wednesday, March 16, however, it was interrupted by a funeral rite in the house. On Thursday, March 17, Inusah sent the workers back to the site.
“According to the suspect, mob welding tools were deployed to sack the workers from the site. The workers then called Inusah on the phone to tell him what had transpired. So Inusah drove over to the site with his gun in his car. According to Inusah, the mob turned on him when they saw him so he rushed into his car, took out his gun, and shot to scare the mob away, injuring the deceased in the process.
“When the police arrived at the scene, he had shot and scared away the mob so he was arrested”, DCOP Ndekugri said.
The Upper West Regional Police command however discredited media reports that the deceased was serving his car at the filling station when a stray bullet hit him.
According to the police, the suspect will be arraigned before a court after police investigations.
Source: opemsuo.com/Hajara Fuseini