General News of Friday, 30 November 2012

Source: Daily Graphic

Kumasi - Police deployed in Ashtown following violence

Police in the Ashanti Region have been deployed in Ashtown in Kumasi to ensure peace after a violent confrontation between persons said to be linked to the MP of the area and an area guy.

Kofi Asante of Nhyira FM reported that the area guy named only as Mathews sustained serious machete wounds in the attack.

It is still not clear the reason for the attack. Mathews has been rushed to the hospital. The police have taken over the town to ensure peace in the area.

According to Asante, the MP, Mathew Opoku Prempeh was at Ashtown early Thursday morning with his team to distribute party paraphernalia and books to the constituents.

Even though he cannot immediately confirm, Asante said there were reports of misunderstanding between some of the area guys and the men following the MP.

There was a violent confrontation with blood stains visible on the road where the attack occurred.

Asante said there is relative peace with visible police presence in the area.

No arrest has yet been made.