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SOME SUPPORTERS of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) yesterday assaulted a one-man supporter of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) during President Mahama’s visit to Sunyani, the Brong-Ahafo Regional capital.

The man, Peter Agyemang, noted in the Sunyani Municipality to be playing NPP songs with a sound system attached to his motorbike decorated with NPP flags and colours, was accosted and allegedly beaten up severely during one of his outings on the main Sunyani-Kumasi highway – about 200 metres from the Jubilee Park, where the president was meeting with party supporters. Mr. Agyemang, with a blood-stained left eye, narrated his ordeal to Daily Guide saying that on Tuesday – the second day of the president’s visit – he was very much aware of the presence of the head of state and so he did not go out early with his motorbike. But at about 5:30 pm when the euphoria in the city centre had died down, he went to a Total filling station opposite the Sunyani high court to buy fuel.

According to him, when he left the station and wanted to make a u-turn back home, he saw some NDC supporters in a white pickup approaching him and so he stopped and rode back to the Total filling station and parked the bike there. The pickup, the NPP man said, came and parked at the filling station and without any provocation, four stoutly-built men jumped out of the vehicle and started assaulting him mercilessly. Mr Agyemang told this paper that it was the intervention of a police patrol team that saved him, adding that he was sent to the Sunyani Municipal Police Station where a statement was taken from him and was issued with a police medical form for medical treatment.

The one-man supporter maintained that he couldn’t identify his attackers but later learnt that they came from Berekum and were members of a group known as Nima Boys. Mr. Agyemang said his NPP coat which he was wearing was torn during the attack. As at the time he was speaking to Daily Guide, he said he was yet to report back to the police after receiving the medical attention.

According to him, some parts of his motorcycle were dismantled and the key taken away from him by the thugs. In the course of the assault, Mr Agyemang asserted that the vehicle of the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Collins Dauda, pulled up and he came out of it but contrary to his (Agyemang’s) expectation, the NDC minister did nothing to abate the anger of the party supporters. The Municipal Police Commander, DSP Frank Kramo, corroborated the story to Daily Guide, but said no arrests had been made yet because the victim couldn’t identify his attackers. He added that once Mr Agyemang claimed that Alhaji Collins Dauda witnessed the incident, the police would invite the minister to help in investigation possible arrest of the culprits.

Source: dailyguideghana.com

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