Three key and influential members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), National Chairman Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey, General Secretary Kwadwo Owusu-Afriyie aka Sir John and Frances Assiam, have asked the police to arrest and prosecute the National Women’s Organiser of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Anita De Sooso who ran her vehicle into some youth of Abomosu, during the recent Atiwa bye-election.
They cannot fathom why the police have still not arrested Anita, after her vehicle ran through a mob at Abomosu, some of whom are still nursing various degrees of injuries.
“The evidence is there for all to see. Instead of this woman being hauled before the police to help in investigations, they are now calling on other people who are alleged to have… you know reported on that incident,” was how Mr. Owusu-Afriyie, a lawyer, put it.
Sir John made this remark when he and his two other colleagues honoured an invitation extended to them by the police over the issue.
National Chairman of the ruling NDC, Dr. Kwabena Adjei, on the other hand failed to honour a similar invitation extended to him by the police for his infamous comments of ‘several ways of killing a cat’, following a complaint lodged by pressure group, Alliance for Accountable Governance (AFAG), in which they called for his arrest.
However, Attorney General and Minister of Justice Betty Mould Iddrisu, to whom the docket of the case was referred, has ordered the police to discontinue the case against Dr. Adjei.
The invitation of the three NPP gurus to the CID headquarters follows a complaint filed with the police by NDC serial callers group Media Analyst Group (MAG), which is led by lawyer Chris Akummey. The group filed the complaint against the 3 persons for supposedly making statements to the effect that two or more people died on the day of the recent Atiwa bye-election which allegedly later proved to be false.
They therefore asked the police to investigate the three NPP chieftains for making those comments.
At about 10:50 am, the trio arrived at the CID headquarters in the company of some party functionaries and their lawyers.
Though they were asked to come in to take their seats, Jake and his colleagues said they preferred to hang around for sometime until 11am, the time they were asked to report.
They were ushered into the office of the Deputy Director of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Dogbeda to assist the police in their investigations into a complaint by the NDC group.
The meeting was held behind closed doors.
But the accounts of the trio indicated that the meeting was held in a friendly atmosphere since, according to Superintendent Kwesi Ofori, head of Public Affairs of the Police Service, the NPP gurus gave them the needed co-operation.
The police have thus resolved to invite them when the need arose whilst the trio also indicated their preparedness to honour any such invitation at any point in time.
According to General Secretary Owusu-Afiriyie, they were interrogated on the said comments but denied ever accusing the NDC of killing anybody.
Meanwhile, Anita’s victims, including an 18-year-old student of the Koforidua Senior High School, Isaac Agyemang-Duah, 40-year-old Ebenezer Adomako aka Kwasi Willie, a farmer, 38-year-old George Abu, also a farmer and 20-year-old Seth Ampofo and their relatives, have still not come to terms with the issue and the spin being put on it.
By Charles Takyi-Boadu/Daily Guide