The Ashanti Regional Chairman of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Bernard Antwi Boasiako aka Chairman Wuntumi, has been declared wanted by the Ashanti Regional Police Command.
The Ashanti Regional Police Command has issued a notice for the arrest for Ashanti Regional Chairman of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Antwi Boasiako aka Chairman Wuntumi. The notice follows allegations that he assaulted the MP for Manhyia North, Collins Owusu Amankwa and the Constituency Secretary for Manhyia North, Felix Ibrahim at Krofrom, Kumasi.
According to reports, the alleged assault took place on the evening of Sunday May 1 at a registration centre named Nana Fodjour House in Krofrom in Kumasi. The shocking incident took place just in front of prospective voters in Manhyia North who had queued to register in the ongoing limited voters’ registration exercise.
According to spynewsagency.com, Justice Isaac Bediako who works for Kasapa FM’s sister radio station in Kumasi, Ultimate FM explained that Chairman Wontumi had earlier asked the MP to form a team to observe the exercise since the constituency executives are not recognized as such due to the dispute over their legitimacy to stay in office.
Hon. Collins Owusu Amankwa in acting on the directive to put the team together among other persons selected his special aide known as Aggudey, who is reportedly not in the good books of the Regional Chairman.
Later on, on reaching the registration centre during his rounds in the Manhyia North constituency, Chairman Wontumi saw Aggudey and confronted him, asking the latter to leave the centre. A heated argument ensued and in the process, the infuriated Chairman Wontumi attempted slapping Aggudey. Hon. Collins Owusu Amankwa who was at the venue tried to intervene, but unfortunately, the hefty slap meant for Aggudey landed like a thunderbolt on his face dazing the MP momentarily.
Collins Amankwa and Felix Ibrahim immediately after the ugly incident lodged a complaint with the police who subsequently invited Chairman Wuntumi for questioning to assist with police investigations.
The police in a statement signed by ASP Yusif Tanko, Public Relations Officer of the regional police command, however indicated that the NPP regional chairman refused to honor the invitation. This is why the Ashanti Regional CID has been given instructions to arrest chairman Wuntumi.
In the statement, the police warned the wanted chairman that it is in his best interest to voluntarily report to the police and clear himself of the allegations.