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General News of Wednesday, 8 July 2020

Source: Kasapa FM

Machoman who beat NDC polling agent fails to appear in court

A henchman who assaulted a polling agent of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) failed to appear before Senchi Circuit Court Monday over ill health.

The Prosecutor told the Court that the suspect was taken ill to VRA Hospital Sunday.

The Judge, therefore, adjourned the case to July 27, 2020.

He has been charged for assault and causing harm.

Meanwhile, there are attempts by some officials of the ruling New Patriotic Party to settle the matter amicably a move rejected by the NDC.

Police in Atimpoku in the Asuogyaman District of the Eastern Region arrested the suspect Saturday July 4, 2020.

The suspect identified as Ernest Anyoni, and one other at large, assaulted the NDC polling agent Moses Asare at Senchi GNAT Hall Polling Station alleging that the agent was taking pictures of them during an altercation over an alleged non-resident applicant the NDC protested against.

The two suspects allegedly pounced on the agent and beat him mercilessly in the presence of the Military personnel deployed to the Constituency.

A complaint was lodged at the Atimpoku Police Station after which the suspect was arrested but his accomplice has gone into hiding.

The Police have identified the suspect as the same person who attempted to beat a uniformed Police officer at Atimpoku Zongo Mosque polling station earlier on the same day. He is currently in Police custody assisting with investigation.

Meanwhile, a medical form has been issued to the victim for treatment at VRA Hospital.

The voter’s Registration exercise in Asuogyaman Constituency of the Eastern Region has been marred by pockets of violence between the ruling NPP and the opposition NDC over the registration of alleged none -residents.

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