The driver of the Member of Parliament for Suhum who allegedly inflicted deep machete wounds on the Lower West Akyem communications officer of the NPP at a funeral in the constituency, has been arrested.
The suspect, Kofi Agyei, popularly known as Jamalo on Wednesday afternoon, reported himself to the Suhum Police.
He was reportedly accompanied by the MP, Kwadwo Asante.
Jamalo is currently in the custody of the Eastern Regional Police in Koforidua. He was made to write his caution statement and is assisting with investigations.
Eastern Regional Police, PRO, DSP Ebenezer Tetteh confirmed the arrest.
The free-for-all fight among members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Suhum constituency left two persons injured.
The Party’s Lower West Akyem Communications Officer, Bernard Kwesi Amoani, was allegedly slashed with a cutlass on his forehead by the driver of the Suhum MP.
Another victim, Alexander Odei, sustained injuries on his lips during the chaos which ensued on Saturday, August 28.
According to an eyewitness, the violent attacks happened at the funeral grounds of the late father of one of the party’s communicators, known as Opare.
It was between supporters of the Member of Parliament, Kwadwo Asante, and a Presidential staffer, Frank Asiedu Bekoe, popularly known as Protozoa.
The followers of Mr Asante allegedly made slanderous statements against Protozoa, who is seeking to contest the MP in the party’s next primaries.
One of the followers of the presidential staffer, popularly known as Big Deal, allegedly took a microphone at the funeral grounds to announce and place on record that they have been prevented from greeting the MP.
Infuriated by the turn of events, the supporters of the MP allegedly unleashed attacks on him, leading to the fisticuffs.
The driver of the MP, whose name was given as Jamalo, allegedly inflicted a deep machete wound on the head of the communications officer.
The victim was admitted to the Suhum Government Hospital, where he was treated and discharged.
The Suhum district Police command has since launched investigations into the case.
- 2 police officers die in high-speed chase; 3 others injured
- We don’t pay our taxes to Aflao Chief – Ablakwa tells Akufo-Addo
- Medikal reportedly arrested for brandishing a gun
- Medikal remanded in prison custody for 5 days
- Prof Kwadwo Appiagyei-Atua: Intrusion of national security details on campus a violation of academic freedom and democracy
- Medikal to appear in court for brandishing gun amid #FreeShattaWale campaign
- Bishop Agyinasare cautions against military takeovers in spite of hardship
- ‘I called my wife to bid her farewell when my vehicle was swept away’ – Flood survivor
- Akufo-Addo must apologise to Aflao Chief – Ketu South MP
- ACP Agordzo’s fight to revoke his interdiction as police officer suffers another court adjournment
We are seeing development in Accra – Ga Mantse to Akufo-Addo
Kayaye is modern-day slavery – Otiko Djaba
Actress and presenter Sika Osei ties the knot
I’m excited there’s Ga Mantse in my time as president – Akufo-Addo
Speeding car runs over traders at Nzema-Nkwanta
Photos: Medikal’s day in court
John Boadu blames current employment challenges on NDC, Sammy Gyamfi disagrees
Suncity Music Festival rescheduled after Medikal’s arrest
BoG making progress in supporting Fintechs to increase access to finance for PWDs – Second Deputy Governor
How having an affair helped my marriage and made it more bearable
I caught my partner cheating and this is where we are now
Peter Anti: E-blocks brouhaha – facts over emotions
Photo of the week: The looming health danger in Tema
IMF charges African governments to undertake fiscal consolidation to address debt vulnerabilities
DOL Super Cup: Skyy FC and Tema Youth set to battle for maiden title