I did not cause the arrest of my contender-Collins Owusu Amankwah clarifies

Hon Collins Owusu Amankwah, MP for Manhyia North.


The Member of Parliament for Manhyia North, Hon Collins Owusu Amankwah has denied claims that he caused the arrest of Akwasi Konadu, a contender of the seat he currently occupies.

Speaking on Akoma 87.9 FM, an affiliate radio station of Media General in Kumasi, the MP said he had no hand in the supposed arrest.

The Ecowas Parliament Member, however noted that he got to know about the issue when a voice note purported to have been done by the 2nd Vice-chairman of the constituency, Ernest Kofi Agyei suggested so.

The MP said since the voice note claimed that he was responsible for the arrest of his contender he had to report the matter to the Police because the issue bothered on defamation and false claims.

“My brother I had heard people saying my contender had shared some items including some hand sanitizers which some claimed was fake but to cause his arrest on that was not my business”, the MP stated.

The MP noted that he had to report the allegation on his person as found on the tape recording in his possession to the Police.

Subsequently on Sunday, the MP noted that the Police caused the arrest of Ernest Kofi Agyei, the 2nd Vice Chairman of the constituency to explain why he was spreading falsehood on his person.

The MP revealed that he pleaded for the release of the constituency chairman who apparently had been picked up by the Police for being part of the false claims on his person.

Answering a question from the host, the MP said the only body that could cause arrest of persons regarding the production or sale of fake substances was the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA).

“My brother it is unthinkable for my own party member to associate me with something he knows I am not part of. So I guess the appropriate quarters to resolve such was the Police Station and rightly so they are conducting investigations after causing Kofi Agyei’s arrest”, the two-time MP explained

Mincing no words, Hon Amankwah said his priority was to help build and secure Manhyia North as a prosperous constituency.

Issues of fake sanitizers and the sort were not part of his plans but added that he will always work to extricate his name from issues of criminality.

So far, the MP noted that 737 persons have been helped by his outfit to secure scholarships to pursue higher education in Manhyia North.

The completion of 6-unit classroom block at Duase, the supply of 5, 000 literature books to schools in the constituency, the roofing of the Buokrom MA and Duase Schools as well as the supply of furniture to basic and JHS schools were projects he wants to add up to the other 400 initiatives he has undertaken since becoming MP in 2012.

“I am committed to adding up to the over 400 projects I have carried out in Manhyia North as I play my supervisory role on how the Common Fund is used in all the communities in the famous constituency”, Hon Amankwah passionately stressed.

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