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Eight persons have been arrested in connection with the murder Monday of Peter Kojo Penyeso, the District Chief Executive (DCE) of Nkwanta South in the Volta Region, it has been reported.

The eight are currently in Police custody and are being interrogated, according to a report by Accra-based Citi FM.

Peter Kojo Kenyenso, was shot dead Monday night by unknown assailants.

The DCE was gunned down while he was driving home.

Information gathered by Graphiconline indicated that Mr Kenyenso was shot dead around 8pm at his gate when he stepped out from his car.

Citi Fm reported Tuesday that, “the Police suspect an ethnic dispute and these eight people are from one tribe fighting over the land of Nkwanta. The suspected murderers believe they are the owners of the land and the DCE was meddling in that issue.”

The eight suspects are said to have written a petition to the Volta Regional Minister a few weeks ago, calling on the President to remove the DCE from office because he was meddling in land issues.

According to the report, the eight were seen at about 4pm Monday evening, holding a meeting at a private home shortly before the murder.

“The Police suspect that they are part of the syndicate that murdered the DCE,” the report stated.

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