The Nkawie circuit court has remanded into prison custody, two executives of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Suame Constituency who allegedly attacked their chairman at a meeting with a flag bearer-aspirant of the party, Mr Sylvester Mensah at Tafo in the Ashanti Region.

The suspects, Armstrong Owusu Agyeman and Baggi Iddrisu are to reappear in the court presided over by judge Michael Johnson Abbey on 4 March 2019.

They were charged with causing unlawful harm.

The prosecutor, ASP Damelda told the court on Thursday, 21 February 2019 that the accused persons and their accomplices, Moro Siaka, a deputy treasurer; and Baba Kotoko, both on the run, attacked the Suame chairman, Mr Saeed Omar.

The attack took place at a meeting held between Mr Sylvester Mensah, a former Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) and some executives from Suame and Tafo constituencies at Tafo.

The chairman was approached by the accused persons and asked to hand over the key to a party vehicle which was in his possession since he had been suspended.

The accused persons then attacked the chairman following his refusal to release the car key.

He, however, handed the Mahindra key with registration number NR 716 – 15 to one Kofi Yeboah to drive it to the nearest police station.

Baba Kotoko, who was on a motorbike and wielded a gun, gave the car a hot chase and fired several gunshots at the car throughout to the Breman police station and sped off. The car tyres were deflated by the gunshots in the process.

Two projectiles suspected to have been fired from the gun have been removed from the front and back tyres of the car and sent to the ballistic lab for testing and examination.

A formal report was made to the police and Mr Armstrong Owusu Agyemang and Baggi Iddrisu Zakari were arrested while their accomplices are on the run.



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