Seth Ansah, a 23-year old driver residing at Kwesimintsim, near Takoradi, has appeared before a Sekondi District Magistrate's Court for destroying the campaign poster of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and defacing that of Mr Joe Baidoe-Ansah, both of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Ansah, who pleaded not guilty, was remanded to re-appear on December 11 2008.
Prosecuting, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Albert Deletsa said at about 1025 hours on November 11 2008, the Western Regional Youth Organiser of the NPP saw the accused and four others now at large defacing the poster of Mr Baidoe-Ansah, Member of Parliament for Effia-Kwesimintsim Constituency and pasting that of Professor John Evans Atta-Mills of National Democratic Congress (NDC) Presidential Candidate, on it at Kwesimintsim.
He said the accused and his colleagues also tore part of the poster of Nana Akufo-Addo, Presidential Candidate of NPP.
ASP Deletsa said the Regional Organiser, who was in-charge of a NPP campaign van educating the public to register for the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), questioned the accused person and his colleagues about their action but they could not give any tangible explanation. He said the accused and his colleagues took to their heels but only Ansah was arrested after a hot chase and was handed over to the Police.