The Nkawkaw District Court has remanded 37 accused persons into police custody over the attack on Kwahu Begong Chief’s Palace on February 4, 2024.
The accused persons were arraigned before the Court on five counts, including causing unlawful damage to properties following their arrest in connection with the attack.
The police in a statement dated Friday, February 9, 2024, said all the accused persons are to reappear before the court on 23rd February 2024.
It will be recalled that the palace of the Chief of Kwahu Bepong in the Eastern region Nana Nyarko Bawuah II was attacked on February 6 in an attempt to lynch a suspect who was at the palace.
According to the chief, but for the professional conduct of the police personnel the situation could have escalated and gotten out of control.
“The youth stormed this palace determined to lynch the suspect here. They were throwing everything they could get into the palace when the police prevented them from attacking the suspect. In fact it was the women among them who were supplying the stones for the men to throw in here,” the chief said.
The violence erupted following the alleged rape and murder of a 45-year-old woman, Akua Kyerewaa, by a 23-year-old ex-convict, Kwasi Tenkorang.