NDC Supporters Attack Chairman

Some unidentified supporters of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) at Mpraeso and Atibie in the Mpraeso constituency attacked and assaulted the constituency chairman, Mr. Emmanuel Attah-Obeng, alias Soborae, and his two wives at their residence, at Kwahu Bepong, at the weekend. This has forced the chairman and his family to go into hiding.

Speaking to the Ghana News Agency on telephone from his hide out, Mr. Attah-Obeng said the Mpraeso circuit court, presided over by Mr. Kwaku Osei, remanded one Kabiru and Surazu, both supporters of the party, in police custody for one week, for failing to attend court for assaulting the constituency chairman and some constituency executive members of the party on the 27th of October, 2013, during a constituency executive meeting with some regional and national executive members of the party at Mpraeso.

The accused together with others later destroyed the constituency Mahindra pick up. He said, after the court ruling, he went to his shop at Mpraeso and some two members of the party came to threaten to kill him, on suspicion that  he caused the two party members to be remanded in police custody by the court.

Mr. Attah-Obeng said he reported the incident to the Mpraeso District Police Commander, DSP Emmanuel Amoh at his office. The constituency chairman said, while at the district commander’s office, he had another phone call from his shop that some people had been to the shop destroying some items at the shop.

He said, he ordered his wife and the shop attendant to lock the shop and go home and he also left the commander’s office to his house, but the attackers followed him to his house, forced some of his doors open and assaulted him, his wife and children, and  fled through the backdoor to a secret place outside the constituency.

When the Mpraeso District Police Commander was contacted, he confirmed that Mr Attah-Obeng had made am official complain of threat to the police and the police was carrying out investigations but no arrest had been made.


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