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Suhum MP’s Driver Rearrested After AG Files Motion To Discontinue Case At Magistrate Court

The driver of the Member of Parliament for Suhum Constituency, Samuel Kofi Adjei has been rearrested after a Koforidua Magistrate Court discharged him of a charge of causing harm with an offensive weapon.

This was after the Attorney-General filed a motion of nolle prosequi to discontinue the case of violence involving the suspect.

The accused, Samuel Kofi Agyei, was last week charged with the offence of causing harm with an offensive weapon contrary to section 70 of the Criminal Offences Act, 1960 ( Act 29) at the Magistrate court on September 2.

The Regional State Attorney, Emily Addo-Kyereh told the court presided over by His Worship, Eric Danning that the nature of the offence comes with severe punishment and therefore the accused may not avail himself to stand trial if granted bail.

The Magistrate adjourned the case to Tuesday, 7th September, for the ruling on the bail application.

But the AG on Tuesday filed a motion to discontinue the case.

Jamalo as he is popularly known was discharged after the motion was successfully filed but was rearrested to face fresh charges at a circuit court.

The suspect who allegedly inflicted deep machete wounds on the Lower West Akyem communications officer of the NPP at a funeral in the constituency was arrested after he turned himself in to the police last Wednesday.

He was reportedly accompanied by the MP, Kwadwo Asante. He was made to write his caution statement.

A free-for-all fight among members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Suhum constituency left two persons injured.

The Party’s Lower West Akyem Communications Officer, Bernard Kwesi Amoani, was allegedly slashed with a cutlass on his forehead by the driver of the Suhum MP.

Another victim, Alexander Odei, sustained injuries on his lips during the chaos which ensued on Saturday, August 28.

According to an eyewitness, the violent attacks happened at the funeral grounds of the late father of one of the party’s communicators, known as Opare.

It was between supporters of the Member of Parliament, Kwadwo Asante, and a Presidential staffer, Frank Asiedu Bekoe, popularly known as Protozoa.

The followers of Mr Asante allegedly made slanderous statements against Protozoa, who is seeking to contest the MP in the party’s next primaries.

One of the followers of the presidential staffer, popularly known as Big Deal, allegedly took a microphone at the funeral grounds to announce and place on record that they have been prevented from greeting the MP.

Infuriated by the turn of events, the supporters of the MP allegedly attacked him, leading to the fisticuffs.

The driver of the MP, whose name was given as Jamalo, then inflicted a deep machete wound on the head of the communications officer.

The victim was admitted to the Suhum Government Hospital, where he was treated and discharged.

The Suhum District Police command has since launched investigations into the case.

 

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