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Suhum MP’s driver arrested after inflicting cutlass wounds on NPP communicator

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The Suhum Police has arrested Kofi Agyei alias Jamalo, the driver of the Member of Parliament for Suhum, who allegedly inflicted cutlass wounds on the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) communication officer for Lower West Akyem, Benard Kwasi Amoani at a funeral in Suhum last Saturday.

Jamalo, who was placed on police wanted list was arrested on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, when he turned himself in to the police in Suhum.

The Eastern Regional Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ebenezer Tetteh, had earlier assured that the police will rest at nothing to arrest the MP’s driver and any other person found culpable regardless of their political affiliation.

Citi News understands that one other person who assaulted the Suhum NPP General Secretary, Ernest Lartey, during the scuffle, has been granted bail after he was also picked up on Tuesday.

DSP Tetteh, who confirmed the arrest to Citi News said Jamalo is currently in police custody assisting with investigations.

What happened?
Jamalo, believed to be the driver of the MP for Suhum, Oboafo Kwadwo Asante, reportedly attacked a member of the NPP communications team after a misunderstanding ensued at the funeral of another party communicator.

The misunderstanding, which resulted in a free for all fight among supporters of the MP and another who wants to unseat the MP, also resulted in the injury of another party member, who was later treated and discharged at the Suhum Government Hospital.

The Suhum Police Command has said the victim who sustained deep knife wounds on the forehead was responding to treatment at the emergency ward of the Suhum Government Hospital.

Another victim, who suffered bruises on the lips, has since been treated and discharged. Police say it is doing everything possible to arrest the attacker.

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