Police in Anyinam to Take Statement from EC Officials Assaulted By NPP Men
The Anyinam District Police Command will today take a statement from two Electoral Commission officials assaulted by some violent men believed to be supporters of the ruling New Patriotic Party.
The local police were reluctant to investigate the incident since it occurred last week until the media began reporting on it.
Some men in NPP branded Pickup in Atiwa East Constituency of the Eastern Region attacked two Officials of Electoral Commission.
The men attacked the EC officials, Okyere Prince and Saviour Ametefe, took away their registration materials from them, and absconded.
Okyere Prince was severely injured and rushed to Engresi Hospital where he has been treated and discharged.
“The incident happened at Presby JHS Ayigbe town at Anyinam in Atiwa East. A girl came to register and suspected to be not up to 18 years so an NDC Party agent challenged the registration so she was passed through the process so the ID card was not issued to her. So we kept the material to be forwarded to our office. Then around 6:00 pm when we closed we were packing our things to move to the district office when a group of People in NPP branded PickUp with the MP’s picture and that of the President on it. It is a party pick up crossed us, beat us there took hold of our registration materials” one of the victims told mybrytfmonline.com.
Atiwa East Constituency is one of the areas that have recorded high incidents of violence during this registration exercise.
Same men in NPP branded Pickup marauding in the area were recently accused of allegedly invading homes of duly registered applicants they claim to be aliens to seize the Voters ID cards. Continue Reading