Mob attack leaves man unconscious at Awutu Senya West
The Central Regional police have refuted earlier reports that a man has been shot dead for snatching a ballot box.
Rather, one person has been left unconscious after he was attacked by an angry mob in the Awutu Senya West Constituency in the Central Region.
Police say it is unclear what triggered the attack on the man in the constituency held by the NPP’s George Andah who is a Deputy Communications Minister.
The victim, who is yet to be identified is currently receiving treatment at the Swedru government hospital.
The Central Regional Police PRO, DSP Irene Opoong who confirmed the incident to theghanareport.com said the police met the victim unconscious when they arrived at the scene.
She added that investigations have begun into the incident.
An electoral official in the same constituency was arrested earlier today during the elections when she was caught issuing incomplete ballot papers to electorates.
Mary Adatsi was picked up by the police.
But the EC explained that none of the incomplete ballot papers was used during the polls.
A similar incident happened at the Bawku Central constituency.
This involved a male electoral officer who has been identified as Ahmed Shafawu.
Awutu Senya West Politics
The Awutu Senya West constituency is one of the swing constituencies in the Central Region.
But its voting patterns weighs a little favorably towards the NDC.
The NDC has won the constituency five times since 1992. It also won in 1996, 2000, 2008, and 2012 compared to the NPP’s victory in 2004 and 2016.
In 2016, George Andah won with a little over 3000 votes against the then Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hannah Serwaa Tetteh who has since retired from Ghanaian politics.
Ms. Tetteh currently works with the United Nations.
On the east side of Awutu Senya, gunshots were heard at a polling station where a similar incident occurred last June during the voter registration exercise.
The gun touting politician, Mavis Hawa Koomson said she fired the gun in self-defence.
In today’s incident by some unknown gunmen, no casualties were recorded, no arrests have been made.
But the assailants left a KIA vehicle bullet-ridden in a constituency held by a Cabinet minister, Mavis Hawa Koomson, a former Sunday school teacher.