The New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary aspirant for Cape Coast North, Mrs Barbara Asher Ayisi has admonished the police handling the attempt made on her life in her house not to make it a case of madness.
She explained that the conduct of the strange man who attempted to kill her does not show he is mad because his mission, utterances and persistence to break into her room were on point; thus nobody can consider such a behavior put in her house as madness.
Reports claim the man who attacked the NPP MP aspirant for Cape Coast North, Mrs. Barbara Asher Ayisi last Saturday has been hospitalized at the Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital.
A source at the hospital told Graphic Online that the man who was identified as Bismark Yao was brought in with visual hallucinations and aggression. The source said the symptoms of the attacker were indicative of acute mental illness.
Yao, said to be in his early 30s at about 9am Saturday forcefully entered the residence of the aspiring MP, throwing stones and causing mayhem. He destroyed flower pots and a Kia Rio saloon car branded with posters of the aspirant before neighbors managed to overpower him.
But reacting to Graphic Online's report, a fuming Mrs. Barbara Asher Ayisi, on Okay Fm’s Ade Akye Abia Morning Show said it is upsetting to hear some people try to attribute acute mental illness to her attacker.
“If they say the man is mentally sick, it will get me upset because I am a teacher with a Psychology background and I know how mentally deranged people behave”, she averred.
“...how can someone who is mentally sick, enter into a house which is not branded with my posters and party flag to fight my driver in a bid to gain access into my room...saying the driver cannot save me?...whenever you drive a mad person away, he is suppose to run off; how did he know where I was staying as an NPP candidate?"
She again wondered how a supposed mentally deranged person was able to scale over her wall and called out her name; insisting on the police to delve further into the incident.
“I don’t think a mad-man can behave like that; a mad person can speak anyhow but this one was consistent and on point as to what he wanted to do; I will plead with the police to do their job diligently,"
“I won’t believe it anybody tells me the man who attempted to kill me is mad because his behavior did not show that…if he had succeeded in breaking into my room full of people and stabbed all of us as it happened to my brother JB Danquah-Adu, what would they have said?" she quizzed.
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