Sankore: Two arrested for attack on Eric Opoku

BY: Enoch Darfah Frimpong

Two people said to have masterminded last Sunday’s attack on the Asunafo South Member of Parliament, Eric Opoku, and three others have been arrested by the police.

Kwabena Acheampong and Yaw Boakye, have been arrested by the Brong Ahafo Regional Police command as key suspects in the attack.

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The Brong-Ahafo Regional Police Public Relations Officer, Chief Inspector Augustine Kingsley Oppong who confirmed the arrest said the two suspects have since been transferred from Sankore to Sunyani for further investigations.

Mr Eric Opoku, the MP for Asunafo South was attacked Sunday dawn at his residence at Sankore in the Brong-Ahafo Region.

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The attackers, believed to be sympathisers of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) as alleged by Mr Eric Opoku, also attacked and injured three other persons, all members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) that same night.

They also vandalized vehicles in the MP’s compound, making it a second time a similar incident has happened in the MP's house.

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According to the Brong Ahafo Regional Police PRO, they would not be looking out for the "political colours" of the suspects but would deal with them in accordance with the law.

He said they will be charging them with robbery if investigations complete since one of the victim's money was forcefully taken away. 

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