A leading member of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Techiman, Mr. Kwadwo Adjei, is seeking justice for a political opponent, a former communications team member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Peter Mensah.
Mr. Kwadwo Adjei is shocked that the police in Techiman have not prosecuted anybody in the case, in which some faceless people poured acid on Peter Mensah. During the 2012 electioneering campaign, some unidentified young men allegedly poured acid on Peter Mensah, then communication team member of NPP in the Techiman North constituency, resulting in serious injury to him.
He wondered why the police had not invited Kwasi Attipoe, a former NDC Techiman North constituency executive, who has been hobbling from one radio station to the other, claiming that he knows the suspects who performed the dastardly act.
“The law must be allowed to operate without political bias,” Mr. Adjei stressed, and appealed to the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Ahmed Alhassan, to intervene so that investigations could be re-launched into the crime.
“He observed that if the suspects were arrested and prosecuted, it would serve as a deterrent to other like-minded political thugs. “The leadership of the NDC ought to be bold enough and allow the law to deal with such offenders, by refraining from unnecessary interference,” Mr. Adjei stated.
According to him; “Violent NDC supporters, whose activities do not help the party, must not be entertained.” Adding, “We should not allow people to hide under the NDC, commit heinous crimes, and allow them go scot free. If we don’t expose these miscreants, they will spoil the good image of the NDC,” he said.
Mr. Adjei also expressed concern that NDC supporters in the Techiman North and South constituencies had been divided into factions, thus making it impossible for the party to resolve the feud between the MPs from the two constituencies and the Municipal Chief Executive.
He stated that the situation has the potential to affect the fortunes of the party in Election 2016, and advised the NDC national leadership to endeavor to ensure that the differences between the three important party personalities were resolved as early as possible.
Meanwhile, Chief Superintendent Emmanuel Ankrah, Techiman Municipal Police Commander, has told The Chronicle that his outfit invited Kwasi Attipoe for questioning, but he has failed to honour the invitation, and that the case had been transferred to the Regional Police Command.