Manhunt for chief who allegedly kidnapped another chief

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The police in the Western Region have launched a manhunt for the chief of Upper Dixcove for allegedly kidnapping the chief of Lower Dixcove and four of his subjects.

Confirming the search to JoyNews, the region’s Police Public Relations Officer (PRO), DSP Olivia Ewurabena Adiku, said the police had information that the paramount Chief of Upper Dixcove, Nana Hema Dekye XIV made an announcement for his subjects to gather at his Palace.

He then brought in some well-built machete-wielding men outside the town who attacked Nana Kwasi Agyemang and subjects of Lower Dixcove palace.

They proceeded to destroy property, kidnapped Nana Agyemang IX and four of his men to an undisclosed location.


Police at Agona Nkwanta with re-enforcement from Sekondi proceeded to Dixcove and rescued Nana Agyemang and the four kidnapped subjects from the Palace of Nana Dekye.

The kidnapped subjects were half-naked and had cutlass wounds all over their bodies.

The Police PRO further said the five were locked up in a room on the second floor of Nana Dekye’s Palace.

The police broke into the room and rescued them.  The rescued chief and his four subjects were sent to the Efia Nkwanta Hospital where they are currently receiving treatment.

The whereabouts of suspect Nana Hima Dekyi is not known.

 Two vehicles, a Ford with Registration No GT7299-X belonging to Nana Agyemang IX and Daewoo saloon car with registration number GS 4207-10 had their windscreens and glasses damaged.

Source: Ghana|Western Regional correspondent|Ina-Thalia Quansah

Kofi Atinka

Kofi Atinka