It was a festival of attacks, blood spilling, even mud-slinging; pure and simple.
The weekend has been a very busy one Suhum but not in the sense of constituency re-birth or national development. It was a free-for-all fight between members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Suhum constituency which has left two persons injured.
The party’s Lower West Akyem Communications Officer, Bernard Kwesi Amoani, was allegedly slashed with a cutlass on his forehead by the driver of the Suhum MP.
Another victim, Alexander Odei, also sustained injuries on his lips at the chaos which ensued on Saturday, August 28.
According to an eyewitness, the violent attacks happened at the funeral grounds of the late father of one of the party’s communicators known as Opare.
It was between supporters of the Member of Parliament, Kwadwo Asante, and a Presidential staffer, Frank Asiedu Bekoe, popularly known as Protozoa.
The followers of Mr Asante allegedly cast snide on Protozoa, who is seeking to contest the MP for his seat in the party’s next primaries
One of the followers of the presidential staffer, popularly known as Big Deal, allegedly took a microphone at the funeral grounds to announce and place on record that they have been prevented from greeting the MP.
Infuriated by the turn of events, the supporters of the MP allegedly unleashed attacks on him, leading to the fisticuffs.
The driver of the MP, whose name was given as Jamal, allegedly inflicted a deep machete wound on the head of the communications officer.
The victim was admitted to the Suhum Government Hospital, where he was treated and discharged.
The Suhum District Police command has since launched investigations into the case.
Confirming the case, the Eastern Regional Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ebenezer Tetteh said moves are underway to get the suspect arrested.
The Suhum Police Command is on a manhunt for one Jamal, who inflicted knife wounds on one Kwasi Amoani at a funeral ceremony in Suhum on Saturday, August 28, 2021.