The Upper East regional Police Command says an autopsy report to ascertain the actual cause of death of the Regional New Patriotic Party Chairman, Adams Mahama would be made public later today.
The autopsy was completed about 6:30pm Thursday, too late for the results to be made public yesterday, Joy News’ Upper East correspondent Albert Sore gathered from the regional command.
Adams Mahama had acid poured on him by two assailants on Wednesday night and was confirmed dead Thursday morning at the Bolgatanga Regional Hospital while being prepared to be airlifted to Accra for further treatment.
The motive for the murder of Adams Mohammed is yet to be ascertained but only last week, there was a violent confrontation in the Upper East Region which resulted in the scuttling of a planned meeting between the party’s national chair and general secretary and other regional executives of the party.
His death sparked some violent protests in the Upper East region and the NPP headquarters in Accra, but the leadership of the party including the flagbearer, Nana Akufo-Addo and National Chairman Paul Afoko have appealed for calm.
The leadership of the party in the region have been advised not to speak to the media in order not to inflame passions.
Adams Mahama’s family has been meeting since yesterday to arrange his burial later today in line with Muslim tradition.
One person, Gregory Afoko who is related to Mr. Paul Afoko, was arrested by the police in connection with the acid attack. Sources say he has been transferred to Tamale in the Northern Region.
Meanwhile, the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Alhassan, is calling for public support to maintain peace and security in the country.
The POLICE administration has stepped up patrols in several communities across the country to deal with criminal elements in the society.
Speaking at the inauguration of the Ejisu Divisional Command, Mr. Alhassan said this is the only way to ensure total security in the country.
Mr. Mohammed Alhassan maintained that effective policing is a shared responsibility between police and the communities.