The Asesewa District Police Command is investigating an accident in which a resident at Ternguanya a farming community near Klo-Agogo in the Upper Manya Krobo District of the Eastern Region pulled a gun on the Member of Parliament for the area Joseph Tetteh.
The incident occurred Wednesday, November 25, 2020, when the NPP MP and his entourage including Engineers went to the Ternguanya community to fix streetlights.
The suspect Felix Teye alleged to be a sympathizer of the ruling New Patriotic Party accused the NPP MP of only visiting the community when he needed their votes.
The report indicates that, while fixing the streetlights, the suspect sitting on a motorbike together with a pillion rider stormed the venue, threatened the MP and his entourage to leave the community for an attempt to deceive them with streetlights for a vote.
He reportedly went ahead to incite the Community Members against the MP.
While the MP and his entourage were leaving the community at about 3:30pm, the suspect was seen at Sonwer a nearby community holding a locally manufactured single barrel gun which upon seeing the MP’s Vehicle allegedly pointed the gun at the MPs vehicle.
The bodyguard of the MP identified as C/CPL John Ampofo tactically got down from the vehicle, overpowered the suspect, and seized the gun with registration number ASAT 449989 which was empty.
According to the Assembly Member for the Terguanya Electoral area, some community Police personnel who were part of the MP’s entourage pounced on the suspect and subjected him to severe beating till he fell unconscious.
He however said the suspect regained consciousness later and has been sent to Odumase Krobo to seek healthcare.
According to Bryt FM, a senior Military officer and the Upper Manya Krobo Constituency 1st Vice Chairman of the NPP subsequently went to the Police Station to plead on behalf of the wanted suspect.
But the Asesewa District Police Commander John Yeboah asked that they produce the suspect to Police to sign a bond of good behavior before, during, and after the elections to help maintain peace in the Constituency.