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SOME WORKERS of Engineers and Planners (E&P) a company belonging to Ibrahim Mahama, brother of President John Dramani Mahama who are reconstructing the six-kilometer Ashaiman road, last Saturday vented their anger on the Member of Parliament (MP) for the area and his team.

The E&P workers reportedly used bitumen in the scuffle and smashed the rear windscreen and mirrors of the official vehicle, a Toyota Landcruiser with registration number GN 435-14, being used by the MP, Alfred Kwame Agbesi.

He was allegedly pelted with stones by the peeved workers of the construction company who were laying asphalt on the road.

Information gathered from an eyewitness, who spoke to DAILY GUIDE, indicated that Mr Agbesi had closed from the 25th Anniversary ceremony of the Ashaiman Senior High School and was heading towards Tema through the Timber Market Roundabout when the incident occurred.

The MP was said to be using the side of the road where the workers had blocked with lorry tyres to enable them complete the asphalting on that stretch, while another lane had been created for road users.

A driver of E&P who was then spreading bitumen on the road, upon seeing the MPs vehicle allegedly splashed the bitumen on his (MPs) vehicle as well as a taxi that were using the portion where the workers were operating.

A misunderstanding reportedly ensued when the MPs driver alighted to question the bitumen driver, which led to a fight between them. A police bodyguard of the MP, together with another person in his (MPs) vehicle, also joined the fray to help assault the E&P worker.

Other workers of E&P also got angry and joined their colleague to attack Mr Agbesis men.

The Ashaiman police were informed about the incident and personnel were quickly deployed to the area to restore peace and order.

Mr Agbesi was escorted home by the police and provided with a guard in his residence for fear of being chased and probably assaulted by the angry workers.

Five persons, including the MPs driver, got injured during the fracas.

Mr. Agbesi, who spoke with DAILY GUIDE, confirmed the attack saying, I was attacked and bathed with bitumen, including three persons, in my car. I am on my way to the hospital and I am not in the position to speak on the issue now because I am not feeling well.

Queried further, the MP said he would meet with Mr Ibrahim Mahama and that the next line of action would be determined by the outcome of the meeting.
Source: Daily Guide

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