A member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Karaga Constituency has gunned down a colleague at Yung in the Karaga district of the Northern Region.
The suspect who is said to be on the run according to police sources had gone to the community with a tricycle to return some canopies and chairs that were used for an event.
While on the way, the accused spotted a pistol he had concealed on the side of his trouser and wanted to have a feel of it but in the process of removing the arm, it discharged hitting the other at close range.
He was rushed to the Yung Clinic and later to Karaga Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.
This comes barely a fortnight after some 6 persons were butchered at Sung, Karaga and Yung all in the Karaga District of the Northern Region after confusion broke out at a National Democratic Congress (NDC) rally.
The victims identified as Zakaria Aminu, Sulemana Musah, Abdulai Aminu, Haruna Abdulai, Musah Abdul Razak and Tia Abdul Rahman. Who suffered machete wounds are currently at the Karaga Hospital receiving treatment.
MyNewsGh.com on Tuesday, November 10, 2020, reported about the incident that is said to have sparked tension in the area already bedeviled with chieftaincy controversy.
Karaga District Police Commander ASP Thomas Tulasi revealed that an official complaint has been lodged with his outfit and statements from some of the victims have been taken.
MyNewsGh reported that a rally was held at Sung which is a stronghold of the governing NPP where several persons were bused to the community amidst the display by motor riders clad in NDC t-shirts.
The Motor riders believed to be members of the NDC in a convoy, reportedly rode to an NPP pavilion sparking the confusion leading to the reprisal attacks after a known NPP member questioned the rationale behind their action.
This was said to have escalated the tension in the area with targeted persons attacked in their homes and left with fractures among other injuries.