The Akyem Oda Municipal Police Command is investigating the circumstances under which the District Chief Executive (DCE) for Asene-Manso-Akroso, Alex Incoom allegedly ordered his bodyguard, Kofi Adu to assault the District Planning Officer, Benjamin Quarcoo.

The incident is said to have occurred in the full glare of the core staff of the district assembly who fruitlessly restrained the DCE and his bodyguard from the act.

JoyNews‘ checks revealed that the DCE who has a strained working relationship with the Planning Officer had blocked him from accessing his office after the Officer had returned from leave.

The victim, narrating the ordeal, said he suffered at the hands of his attackers explaining that the DCE who had gone berserk after reporting to work confronted him at the entrance of his office while ordering his guard to assault him.

The victim said he lodged a complaint with the Akyem Oda District Police Command after he suffered serious injuries.

Mr Quarcoe revealed that the DCE since he assumed office two years ago has been hounding him from his office without provocation.

The Oda District Police Commander, Chief Supt Daniel Amoako when contacted confirmed the incident.

He explained that he had sent police investigators to invite Adu to the Municipal Police Headquarters several times to assist in investigations, but on each occasion, the DCE defiantly prevented him from honouring the invitation.

He said the DCE boldly told the security personnel that he would not allow the police to investigate or prosecute his guard.

The Police boss said since Mr Incoom had abused the privilege accorded him, the police had no other alternative but to apply for a court warrant to compel the DCE to haul the suspect in court.

The DCE, Alex Incoom when reached on phone declined comments but described him as a mad person.

Throwing more light on the issue, Chief Supt Amoako said Mr Quarcoo went on leave on November 17, 2020, and resumed on December 17, 2020.

He said on resumption on duty, Mr Quarcoo realised that his office was locked so he sat on a chair in front of the office waiting for the District Coordinating Director, Mr Nketiah Donkor who was outside the assembly premises to return to open the office for him to enter.

He said when the DCE, Mr Incoom came to meet Mr Quarcoo sitting in front of his office, he ordered Adu, his bodyguard to physically assault him without any provocation.

The Municipal Commander stated that it took some core staff of the assembly who were attracted to the scene, a hectic time to free Mr Quarcoo from the grip of Adu while the DCE was looking on unconcerned.

He said after regaining his freedom from Adu, Mr Quarcoo lodged a complaint with the police.

Chief Superintendent Amoako said Adu has since refused to respond to invitations from the police.

However, Chief Superintendent Amoako, said the law is no respecter of personalities, hence the appeal for a court warrant from the Oda District Magistrate Court to drive the DCE to produce Adu in court on March 23, 2021, for prosecution.