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Politics Tue, 30 Sep 2014

Owusu Bempah assaults Vicky Hammah

After series of arguments between them at the Dansoman Police Station in Accra last week, the communications director of the National Democratic Party (NDP), Ernest Owusu Bempah yesterday verbally assaulted Victoria Hammah, former deputy minister for communications on public radio with unprintable words that the DAILY HERITAGE cannot re-echo.

This happened after Miss Hammah had made a report to the police alleging that she had been a victim of sexual assault and had received threats from Mr Bempah and one Kwame Amponsah.

Mr. Bempah, who did not take the allegation lightly, described the behaviour of the ex-minister at the police station in very unprintable words.

The NDP’s communications director further said “Nobody even tried to approach Victoria Hammah. We heard her shouting from outside and entered with the noise. That was what made me believe that she needs a psychiatrist.

“It is absolutely beyond the bounds of human reasoning for anybody in his or her right form of thinking to get up and try to level strange allegation against anybody,” he added.

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Speaking on Okay FM yesterday, the NDP man alleged that Miss Hammah is misusing the name of the President and the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to create fear among the police officials. According to him, Miss Hammah verbally assaulted all the officers present at the station and threatened to ‘show them where power lies.’

He added that the IGP was not aware of the incident saying “I called the IGP in the presence of all the people at the station and told him he should come and see how Victoria Hammah is misusing his name here.”

After speaking to the IGP, Mr Bempah disclosed that the chief of the police force had not received any call from the former minister.

“The IGP told me he had never spoken to Victoria Hammah and had nothing doing with her. He told me the only time he saw her was on TV,” he stated.

He mentioned that the IGP had taken over the issue and was optimistic that the truth will prevail and urged the public to support the Police Service.

Source: Daily Heritage
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