NPP parliamentary aspirant arrested for assaulting MCE












A New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary aspirant has been granted police enquiry bail after he was arrested for verbally assaulting the Municipal Chief Executive of Ejisu- Juaben, Afrifa Yamoah-Ponkoh.

Forty-year old businessman, Kaakyire Badu, was picked up with an accomplice, Kwame Amoako, a goldsmith, 45, in connection with last Saturday’s incident during a clean-up exercise.

About five irate men attacked Mr. Yamoah-Ponkoh, in the presence of Municipal Police Motor Traffic and Transport Unit Commander, Assistant Superintendent of Police, Mr. George Amoako.

They had come in a vehicle with registration number GR 55-10 C, with posters of the parliamentary aspirant embossed on it.

The Ejisu Municipal Police Commander, Chief Superintendent Laar Baman, said initial investigations have revealed the suspects’ actions were unprovoked.

“I invited them but they failed to turn up. I sent police to Kaakyire Badu’s house but he told somebody who was outside that he had travelled to Accra but later yesterday [Tuesday] around 10 a.m, he was spotted around the market area where the assembly’s engineer was working with his team. He also confronted them. I’m told he stopped there to question them why they were working at the place.

“So I got him to my office and tried to interrogate him about the allegation. I asked him why he was going round obstructing the assembly from working and he said he is a concerned citizen and he couldn’t give any tangible reason.”

“It was just an unprovoked attack so we have processed him and on Friday, they would be arraigned before court,” Chief Superintendent Laar Baman said.

Chief Superintendent Baman warned police would continue to check lawlessness, as they prepare the suspects for court tomorrow.

Meanwhile, Kaakyire Badu after the bail is expected to face the NPP’s Vetting Committee later today.

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