The police in Asamankese in the Lower West Akim Municipality of the Eastern Region went on a wild goose chase ostensibly to rescue the defeated National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary candidate for the area, Shirley Naana Ampem, who was only doing pedicure in her room.
There were false reports that some supporters of the NPP and NDC had clashed on Sunday at Asamankese during a health walk by the NPP.
The report said the NPP supporters allegedly changed their route to the street leading to the house of the defeated NDC candidate, resulting in clashes between the two groups.
The reports said that the house of the MP reportedly came under attack by some of the youth, who hurled stones at her residence.
Asamankese District Police Commander, DSP Anane Appiah said his outfit received a distress call from the parliamentary candidate, adding that he mobilized his men and rushed to the defeated candidate’s home, but was shocked to find out that she was only doing pedicure in the room.
“This was the report that came to my office; we swiftly went there and saw that it was not true. It was just about two or three people who were passing by the house of the defeated parliamentary candidate of the NDC, and some of the guys in the house wanted to confront them. They fabricated a story that the NPP people came and attacked them. That was not true.”
He continued: “It was the candidate who, while in her room, called me that some people had come to attack them. So we quickly went there less than five minutes and we saw that she was in her room doing pedicure.
“She said some of her boys gave her that information. Meanwhile, there were about six or seven cars there, so if they really threw stones it would have hit the glass or bonnet of at least one of the cars but we realized that it was not true,” DSP Anane Appiah added.
Source: Daily Guide
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