The driver of the Member of Parliament for Suhum, Samuel Kofi Agyei has been charged with causing harm with offensive weapon contrary to section 70 of the Criminal Offences Act, 1960 ( Act 29).
The Koforidua Magistrate Court ‘B’ on Thursday September 2 remanded or allegedly inflicting machete wounds on a member of the communication team of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the region at a funeral event.
He was arraigned before court Thursday.
He was arrested on Wednesday September 1 after reporting himself to the Police.
The Public Relations Officer of the Eastern Regional Police Command DSP Ebenezer Tetteh told journalists that he was arrested Wednesday, September 1, 2021, after he reported himself to the police.
The incident occurred after supporters of the MP and of another person who is planning to unseat the lawmaker in the upcoming primaries of the party, engaged in a fight at a funeral ceremony on Saturday August 28.
Several others sustained injuries in the process and were admitted to the Suhum Government Hospital for treatment.
The Police Suhum Police Command said investigations were being conducted into the matter.
“The Suhum Police Command is investigating a case of causing harm that ensued yesterday, Saturday, August 28, 2021, around 5pm.
“Whiles the members of the NPP in the Suhum constituency were mourning a colleague at the Suhum Council, a misunderstanding ensued between some party communicators and the followers of the MP, and in the process one Jamal inflicted a deep knife wound on the head of the victim, one Kwasi Amoani 51, and the matter was reported to the police and the complaint was subsequently taken to the Suhum Government Hospital where he is responding to treatment at the emergency ward.”
“He’s in a stable condition and another victim who suffered some bruises was treated and discharged.