The police have arrested the gunmen who armbushed the Chief of Kpatcheremidor/Agortor/Hwapa in the Ningo-Prampram district, Nene Naryertey Agborkey (III) and three of his relatives.
The chief and three occupants of a Nissan four-wheel-drive with registration number GT 8105-Z came under heavy fire around Amatsɛ whilst returning from an important meeting at Kpatcheremidor last month.
The occupants, however, managed to drive away to the Tsopoli Clinic where the chief and one other person bleeding profusely were given first aid and transferred to Bator for further treatment
Four days later, he was transferred to the 37 Military Hospital where about 19 pellets were retrieved around his head and neck.
According to Nene Agborkey, the attack has had telling physical and psychological effects on them.
“I feel very weak at this point. My left eye can barely open after retrieving pellets just around my eyelid. Doctors are doing their best but I am hoping things get back to normal,” he said.
The three others are also doing well as they expect justice to take its course.
This is the third attempt on the chief’s life in the last few years.
Nene Agborkey suspects a faction hired the services of land guards in the area to kill him.
“They are selling land belonging to the community and anyone who opposes this becomes an enemy,” he revealed.