General News of Mon, 12 Dec 201629
Collins Dauda’s brother on rampage
Abdulai Naaba, the brother of the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, is said to have inflicted cutlass wounds on innocent people in the Asutifi South Constituency for failing to vote for his brother, who retained his seat.
Naaba inflicted cutlass wounds on about 10 supporters of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary candidate, Cecelia Gyan Amoah at Twabidi, near Hwediem.
One of the victims, Collins Osei Bonsu Christopher, whose hand was nearly chopped off, is current receiving treatment at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi.
Some sustained injuries on their heads, some on their hands
Collins Osei Bonsu at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital
Abdulai Naaba and his gang attacked a group of young men and I who were distributing money and food items to polling agents to supervise the elections, according to Cecelia Gyan Amoah.
She said on 8 and 9 December, Naaba and his gangsters went round some villages and threatened to kill anyone who refused to vote for his brother.
Some of the villagers, who feared for their lives, fled into the bush.
Ms Amoah said Emmanuel Ado, Richard Mensah, Paul Ampofo, Akwesi Aneefi, Kwame Yeboah and others sustained injuries during the attack.
Some good Samaritans took her to somebody’s room and later transported her on motorbike through the bush to Hwediem to make a report to the police.
She said after the attack, Naaba and his gangsters took away mobile phones and monies given to the party’s agents.
According to her, the gang came in a Mahindra vehicle and two pickups, adding that the police have failed to investigate the matter up to date.
Ms Amoah Gyan therefore appealed to the Inspector General of Police (IGP), John Kudalor, members of the National Peace Council and the president-elect Nana Akufo-Addo to ensure thorough investigations to bring the perpetrators, especially Naaba, to book.