The Paramount Chief of Kwamang in the Ashanti Region has died in a deadly road accident.
Kwamanghene, Barima Bretwum Okyere Bediako II and two others onboard a Subaru 4×4 vehicle with registration number DV 4446-CD-21 died at the Konongo Odumase Government Hospital, where they had been receiving treatment after the crash.
According to Ghanaontheglobe.com reports, the accident happened on the Konongo-Kumasi section of the Kumasi-Accra road.
Kwamanghene, Barima Bretwum Okyere Bediako II and four other persons on board the vehicle were travelling from the Accra-Kumasi direction when their car collided head-on with an oncoming Toyota Hiace minibus loaded with passengers travelling from the opposite direction on December 21, 2021.
Born George Osei Bretwum, Nana Bretwum, aged 41, was also a police officer stationed at the NADMO Headquarters in Accra until his death.
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The police Motor, Traffic and Transport Department situational report says the late paramount chief, upon reaching a spot near the iron Bird Steel factory on the main Konongo-Kumasi motor road, overtook vehicles ahead of him.
In the process collided head-on with Toyota Hiace minibus with registration No. ER 884-21 driven by Bright Otu.
He and two others, identified as Ernest Osei Obeng and Lydia Asare, aged 38 and 42, respectively, died whilst receiving treatment at the Konongo Odumase Government Hospital after sustaining various degrees of injuries.
Their bodies have been deposited at the Stewards Hospital Morgue at nearby Yakwei.
An official communication will be made to Otumfuo Osei Tutu II as custom and tradition demands.