At least two persons sustained injuries during clashes between two rival groups of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Suhum Constituency in the Eastern Region.
Bernard Kwasi Amoani, 51, sustained a deep cutlass injury on the head while Alexander Odei suffered a minor injury on the upper lip.
Starr News has gathered that Frank Asiedu Bekoe popularly known as Protozoa eyeing to unseat the incumbent Member of Parliament Boafo Kwadwo Asante, and some party communicators and Serial Callers attended the funeral of the late father of one of the communicators identified as Opare on Saturday, August 28, 2021.
While at the funeral, the Member of Parliament and his entourage led by the Constituency chairman Frederick Ofosu also arrived.
Tension began to build up when followers of the MP allegedly started casting aspersions on Protozoa and his group and even blocked them from greeting the MP.
Alexander Odei popularly known as Big Deal took the microphone to announce that they were leaving for other engagements but wanted to place on record that, they have been prevented from greeting the MP.
This didn’t sit well with supporters of the MP who attacked him degenerating into a free for all fight. The driver of the MP Jamalo allegedly pulled a cutlass to inflict a cutlass wound on the head of the victim.
“When we went the MP and his entourage came and met us the serial callers and Protozoa at the funeral so the MP thought it is Protozoa who brought us there so he blocked us from greeting him. So one guy named Big Deal went to take the microphone to announce that we are leaving for another engagement but placing on record that the spokesperson for the MP says the MP doesn’t recognize us so if the mourners did no see us greeting the MP it wasn’t deliberate. Subsequently, Nana Obo went to slap him which the Communication officer from Asamankese attempted to separate them and bring calm but was hacked, ” an eyewitness said.
Later about 6:00 pm Charles Gyasi, Suhum Constituency Youth Organizer accompanied by Martin Odei and Ernest Lartey, all executive members of Suhum Constituency New Patriotic Party went to the Suhum Police station to report the incident.
Police together with complainants proceeded to Suhum Government Hospital where victim Kwasi Amoani was seen at the Emergency ward under stable conditions responding to treatment.
Police medical forms were prepared and issued to victims to be endorsed.
The Public Relations Officer of the Eastern Regional Police Command DSP Ebenezer Tetteh confirmed the incident when contacted.
He said the Suhum Police command is investigating it to bring the culprits to book.
Source: Ghana/Starrfm.com.gh/Kojo Ansah