Monday, 17 June

Kukuom violence: Arrest culprits-Nana B

Nana B and his team visiting the victim of the violence at the hospital

In a recent incident, two National Democratic Congress Members Parliament namely Collins Dauda and Eric Opoku, were reported to have led a group of NDC affiliates who fired gunshots at a registration centre in Kukuom, Asunafo South District of the Ahafo Region.

 The altercation resulted in a young man sustaining severe injuries, and he is currently fighting for his life at Sunyani Teaching Hospital.

The incident occurred a few days ago, and the injured young man was visited by the National Organizer of the governing New Patriotic Party, Mr Henry Nana Boakye also known as Nana B and his monitoring team as part of their oversight activities for the ongoing Voter Registration Exercise. 

The visit aimed to motivate party supporters and assure them of the party's steadfast support in the face of the violence allegedly perpetrated by the NDC.

In a statement dated Thursday, May 17, 2024 Nana B said it was reported that the police in the Ahafo Region released the vehicles used by the alleged assailants. 

According to him, the vehicles included a white Toyota Tundra with registration number BA-8008-20, allegedly owned by Collins Dauda, a red Toyota Hilux with registration number GN-3272-15, an unregistered red Camry Spider, a Nissan Assent sedan, and a black and yellow Dodge 4x4.

He noted that the decision by the Ahafo Region police to release these vehicles back to their owners has raised eyebrows.

 ‘’Critics argue that this action could undermine efforts to hold those responsible accountable.

 There is an expectation that police leadership at the headquarters will address this issue promptly’’ he urged.

He stressed that the escalating violence and thuggery reportedly being orchestrated by the NDC in the Ahafo areas during Voter Registration Exercises is causing significant concern. 

 He called on the police to take swift action to curb this menace and ensure the safety and integrity of the registration process.

Following the events in Ahafo, the monitoring team also visited some border constituencies in the Bono Region, including Dormaa West and Dormaa Central, as part of their ongoing oversight activities

Source: Mensah