Regional News of Friday, 1 March 2013
Source: Joy Online
The Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE) of Amasaman who escaped an assassination attempt, Thursday morning said the plot was politically motivated.
Nii Armah Tackie would not say whether the plot came from within his own party or from opponents, saying only that he has been aware of several plots to kill him.
An assailant armed with a pistol, who was a friend of the MCE, was arrested after he attacked workers at the Amasaman Assembly.
He reportedly fired two shots at the MCE’s secretary but missed and was overpowered and disarmed as he made his way to the MCE’s office.
Amasaman Police Commander Kojo Asante told Joy News the suspect remains in custody as investigations continue.
The suspect told the police during interrogation that the MCE had failed to get him a job after he lobbied to have him appointed as MCE. But Nii Tackie told Joy News that the suspect was sent to kill him.
He admitted knowing the suspect, but would not say who ordered the assassination.
Nii Tackie claimed that several attempts have been made on his life, including spiritual ones, but he has survived them all.
He said his detractors who want to see him out of office have sent him to CHRAJ over ridiculous corruption allegations, none of which held any water.
He reported that he is taking this assassination attempt very seriously and has taken all the necessary precautions to protect himself.