The Ashanti Regional Police Command is on a manhunt for the persons who attacked the office of the founder of the United Progressive Party, Akwasi Adae Odike.

The regional command which dispatched officers to the scene following the attack confirms that some damage was caused to the glass doors, vehicles, TV and chairs at the office of Odike.

According to sources, the attackers who held pistols were led by one Jamal, who is currently on the run with his accomplices.

The Inspector-General of Police Dr. George Akuffo Dampare has also called Mr. Odike to convey his sympathies and assured him that the Police will arrest the perpetrators.

The businessman cum politician was attacked by some unidentified gunmen in his office in Kumasi on Monday 22nd August 2022, around 3:30pm amid the firing of gunshots.

Nobody was hit by a bullet but a few of his staff who were physically assaulted sustained minor injuries.

The attack came three days after the Asanteman Traditional Council, at an emergency meeting held at the Manhyia Palace in Kumasi on 19th August, 2022 banned Odike from visiting the Manhyia palace after he accused some Ashanti chiefs of their involvement in illegal mining [Galamsey].

A ram was slaughtered to invoke ancestral curses against the businessman.

Source: Ghana/