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03.01.2018 General News

Eric Opoku's Own Youth Thugs Attacked Him Not Us -Group

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A group calling itself, Brong Ahafo Youth Wing of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), has stated without any equivocation that the recent attack on Hon. Eric Opoku at his residence was perpetrated by his own NDC youth thugs but not NPP youth.

It would be recalled that the residence of Mr. Eric Opoku, a former Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, and a sitting MP for the Asunafo South Constituency of the Brong Ahafo Region, was attacked on Christmas morning, December 23, 2017, by unknown assailants when the MP was holding series of engagements and meetings with his constituents.

After the incident, the opposition NDC accused the NPP youth thugs of attacking the former Regional Minister.

But in a press statement issued on Tuesday, January 2, 2018, and signed by its Leader, Kwame Baffoe alias Abronye DC indicated that it was Hon. Eric Opoku's youth thugs whom he deployed to brutalise innocent people in the Region at a time, Hon. Eric Opoku was a Regional Minister.

The Abronye DC also stated that Hon. Eric Opoku should blame himself for his own attack but not point accusing fingers at the NPP youth in the Region.

According to him, "It must be noted that, Hon. Eric Opoku during his tenure as regional minister, recruited Atta Kofi, Salifu, Adidas, Kwasi Adu,Kwabena Noah, Masahudu Teacher, Zack Fiter, Mahi, Jato, Walawalah, Danjima, Wrahub, Mumin, Issah, Escoba, Atida, Wayomi, Seidu Busanga and Toffic into the assembly as employees and were subsequently placed on a payroll receiving salaries from government."

The Maverick Youth Organiser also added, "After Hon Eric Opoku's appointment was terminated due to the change of government, the above NDC youth thugs whose names were on the assembly's payroll were immediately ejected by the DCE".

He noted that the above-mentioned names are notorious Thugs of the NDC who were contracted by the regional minister to chastise, admonish and castigate NPP folks.

"The former Regional Minister promised to pay these NDC youth Thugs Gh 600.00 each every month because their names had been ejected from the Assembly's payroll by the current DCE of the Asunafo south district and also for them to continue to molest the NPP folks.

Hon Eric Opoku subsequently failed to fulfill his obligations under the contract by not paying the money to them", he revealed.

He also stated in the statement that the youth of NPP in the Region have no hands in the incident not guilty of any offence.

The group, therefore, stated, "We furthermore, wish to inform, notify and apprise the police to investigate, probe, explore and scrutinize these allegations duly, aptly and satisfactorily"

Below is the full statement
PRESS STATEMENT BY THE BRONG AHAFO YOUTH WING.
RE: "ERIC OPOKU ATTACK"
We, the above-mentioned association would like to state categorically, unambiguously and emphatically clear that, the said attack on Hon. Eric Opoku, prior to the Christmas celebration's which was deemed to have been masterminded by youth thugs of the NPP is a fallacy, a false statement, a blind and empty allegation, a misrepresentation of facts, that is to say, that, the NPP youth tagged with that vandalism is guiltless and innocent.

However, we would like to set the facts straight and expose the perpetrators of that vandalism, dig the root and cause of that December 23 vandalism and adequately make recommendations to the police for further and thorough investigations.

To start with, Hon. Eric Opoku the former B/A Regional Minister and the current member of Parliament for Asunafo South Constituency prior to the Christmas eve on 23rd December 2017 allegedly and falsely accused NPP youth as "thugs" because they had vandalised his properties at his residence.

It must be noted that, Hon. Eric Opoku during his tenure as Regional Minister, recruited Atta Kofi, Salifu, Adidas, Kwasi Adu,Kwabena Noah, Masahudu Teacher, Zack Fiter, Mahi, Jato, Walawalah, Danjima, Wrahub, Mumin, Issah, Escoba, Atida, Wayomi, Seidu Busanga and Toffic into the assembly as employees and were subsequently placed on a payroll receiving salaries from government funds.

After Hon Eric Opoku's appointment was terminated due to the change of government, the above NDC youth thugs whose names were on the assembly's payroll were immediately ejected by the DCE.

It must also be noted that the above-mentioned names are notorious Thugs of the NDC who were contracted by the Regional Minister to chastise, admonish and castigate NPP folks.

It is no doubt that, the Asunafo south constituency was in a state of insecurity during the era of Hon. Eric Opoku.

It is evidentially clear that these boys (NDC thugs) brutalised one Pastor Nyame an evangelist to death for the reason of speaking against the Hon. Opoku. Kwasi Adu absconded but was afterwards arrested at the premises of Hon. Opoku by the police but was subsequently granted bail and the investigations discontinued upon the influence of the then Regional Minister.

These NDC thugs have engaged in numerous vandalisms. They are well known for that. And Hon. Could be held vicariously liable for their offenses.

The former Regional Minister promised to pay these NDC youth Thugs Gh 600.00 each every month because their names had been ejected from the Assembly's payroll by the current DCE of the Asunafo south district and also for them to continue to molest the NPP folks.

Hon Eric Opoku subsequently failed to fulfill his obligations under the contract by not paying the money to them.

Prior to the Christmas celebrations', the Thugs paraded themselves to the residence of the Former Minister to collect their monies but the Hon. Minister was not in the capacity to pay any monies to them.

The boys led by Kofi Atta became furious because they were demanding their monies to celebrate the Christmas. But there seemed to be no positive response from Hon. Eric Opoku. He ignored them so, the NDC thugs who became very aggressive, furious, angry, agitated, alarmed, perturbed, flustered and irrigated started to destroy properties and cars of their "boss" (Hon. Eric Opoku) because, they felt they had been deceived, lured, cheated, beguile and bamboozled by the former minister.

Hon. Eric Opoku immediately after the vandalism of his property instructed that all Close circuit televisions ( CCTV) in his premises be uninstalled and disconnected because he knows that the police might request for footages of the CCTV to aid them in investigations.

After this vandalism, it is astonishing to hear that, the NPP youth wing is being accused of the vandalism of Hon. Opoku's property.

We wish to say that, we the youth of the NPP have no hands in this incident and not guilty of any

offence and for that matter, we are faultless and squeaky clean of this allegation and if anyone has evidence to prove our guilt can step forward.

We furthermore, wish to inform, notify and apprise the police to investigate, probe, explore and scrutinize these allegations duly, aptly and satisfactorily.

Signed!
Kwame Baffoe Abronye.
NPP Regional Youth Organiser (B/A)
Source: Daniel Kaku

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