Manhyia MP Denies Links To ‘Wanted’ Dead Man.
The Member of Parliament for Manhyia, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, has refuted allegations linking him to Kwadwo Asamoah, one of the men who was shot in Kumasi on Wednesday afternoon was his bodyguard.
Two men, Kwadwo Asamoah and Victor Okrah were shot and killed on Wednesday afternoon in Ashtown, a suburb of Kumasi by unknown assailants.
The Ashanti Regional Police Command and many in Kuamsi have linked the shooting to a shooting incident which occurred during Mr. Opoku Prempeh’s campaign in the area in December, 2012.
However, speaking on the Citi Breakfast Show, the MP for Manhyia denied the allegations saying “it is an allegation that has been peddled by the regional police command [Kumasi] for some time that they have not been able to substantiate; I don’t know him personally and he is not my body guard.”
According to him there is no relation between the shooting and the door-to-door campaign he did during the build up to the 2012 general elections.
“The shoot that occurred before the 2012 Presidential and Parliamentary election alleges that I was involved. I went to the police station and gave a report and other bystanders also gave a report to the police that I Dr.Matthew Opoku Prempeh was no where near where the incident happened, but yet still the police decided that that is the best way to give it prominence and see how effective they [Police] are trying to be.”
Mr. Opoku Prempeh said yesterday’s incident has no link to a political assassination and himself. He further said the police administration has failed to address conclusively all the incidence of shooting in Kumasi. “Maybe Kumasi has become too large for the police to look after.”
Meanwhile the Police in the Ashanti region are on the hunt for the killers of two men in Ashtown in the Manhyia South constituency of the Ashanti region.
In an interview with the Ashanti Regional Police Public Relations Officer, ACP Mohammed Tanko said investigations are being conducted into the matter. “We have deployed men in the Ashtown vicinity and they are patrolling whiles we are trying very hard to get information that will lead us to the perpetrators of the act.”