Ksi Chief Imam apologises for bloody clashes at Tafo

The Ashanti Regional Chief Imam, Sheikh Abdul Mumin Haruun has rendered an unqualified apology to the Ashanti Kingdom over the bloody clashes at Old Tafo between some Muslims youth and traditional authorities.

He has also condemned Wednesday’s attack and violence, underscoring that it does not speak well for the peace of this country.

The Chief Imam is therefore appealing to those involved – the Tafo Chief, residents of Tafo, the Ashanti Kingdom and everyone who has been affected by the actions of the youth – to be calm since he will personally ensure that the issue is resolved.

The Ashanti Regional Security Council placed a dusk-to-dawn curfew on the Tafo Township as a result of the clashes caused by a misunderstanding over a piece of cemetery land.

Scores of persons were wounded in the clashes and are currently receiving treatments at the hospital.

Speaking on the issue on Onua FM’s Yensempa hosted by Kwame Karikari , Sheikh Mumin Haruun said “I will … apologize to everyone affected. I am apologizing to the Ashanti kingdom over what happened and call for dialogue because that is better than violence”.

He explained that “violence don’t solve problem but dialogue will solve problem”, adding, “we can’t live in Ghana with violence because we need peace to worship God and without peace we can’t worship God”.

Asked whether he was aware the Tafo Chief was allegedly brutalized by the Muslim youth, Sheikh Mumin Haruun said “I did not hear of any brutalization of the Tafo chief and I urge Tafo chief to be patient”.

Meanwhile, calm is said to have returned to the community. TV3’s correspondent Benjamin Aidoo reports that everyone is going about his or her routine duty.

Story by Kweku Antwi-Otoo/Onua FM /3news.com

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