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The Minority Leader Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu has described the acid attack on the Upper East regional chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Adams Mahama as “satanic.”
Speaking on the floor of the House, Wednesday, the MP for Suame questioned how people can easily access the corrosive substance to commit heinous crimes in Ghana.
The late regional chairman was acid-attacked near his residence last Wednesday and died subsequently at the Bolgatanga Regional Hospital. He was buried last Saturday.
Fingers are already pointing at the national chairman of the NPP Paul Afoko and general secretary Kwabena Agyepong as masterminds of the gruesome murder, but the duo have denied any involvement.
The Council of Elders of the Danquah-Busia-Dombo tradition have reportedly directed the two national executives to step aside as incensed party supporters mass up for their resignation. Six regions have already passed a vote of no confidence in them.
Mensah-Bonsu said it is not too late for the state to legislate against how acid is accessed by those who use it to commit crime. He said Mahama was “a man of courage who died of man's cruelty.”
The legislator said the people are calling for justice and asked that justice is delivered speedily to forestall any such acts. He prayed to the good Lord to “grant Mahama a peaceful rest.”
One person Gregory Afoko, believed to be related to the national chairman, is standing trial for the crime.
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