Friday, February 26, 2010


THE Obuasi Police have mounted a search for three supporters of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) at Obuasi for allegedly inflicting cutlass wounds on three of their colleagues during a heated constituency meeting last Thursday.
Police named the suspects as Kwadwo Asare, Alhassan and Fuseini.
The Obuasi District Police Commander, ASP Matthew Asante speaking to the Daily Graphic on phone from his base, said a group of people who claimed to be newly elected executives of the Obuasi Constituency of the party came to his office on Thursday afternoon to introduce themselves to him.
He said in the course of the interaction, they told him that they were scheduled to hold a constituency meeting later in the afternoon and would need police protection.
The district commander stated that he asked them to follow up their request with an official later.
According to him, few minutes later, his divisional commander informed him that the group had approached him with the request for police protection at the meeting.
Consequently, Mr Asante said, the district command released two policemen to take charge of security during the meeting.
He said later in the evening, information reached him that confusion broke out at the meeting resulting in some of the party people sustaining cutlass wounds.
The injured, including one woman, who was identified as Faustina Boadu, were given police medical forms to attend hospital.
ASP Asante said efforts were underway to arrest the suspects to assist in investigations.
The Daily Graphic gathered from sources that confusion broke out when a group opposed to the recent election of the new executives stormed the meeting grounds to prevent the new constituency chairman from chairing the meeting.
At that moment, supporters of the old and new executives had gathered at the scene all fuming with rage.
In the course of the confusion, some of them drew out knives and inflicted the wounds on their colleagues.

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