Some National Democratic Congress (NDC) gurus in Kumasi, the Ashanti regional capital, are hatching a fiendish plan to implicate three prominent New Patriotic Party (NPP) members in the recent riots which took place in the Garden City, Daily Guide has gathered.
The three NPP gurus on the NDC’s hot list are Kennedy Agyapong, the Assin Central Member of Parliament (MP), Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh aka ‘Napo’ Manhyia South MP and Kofi Jumah, ex-Asokwa MP.
Several meetings to get these NPP gurus into trouble at all cost have been held in a house at Ridge in Kumasi, sources hinted.
The NDC members, according to reports gathered by the paper, are doing everything possible to link the three NPP gurus to dastardly acts.
One of the NDC’s plan is to work on a tape recording, which is currently in their possession which they claim to have the voices of these three NPP leaders so that the police could use it to arrest them, they observed.
Some unknown hoodlums brandished sophisticated guns and sharp machetes in a riot and rob people recently. The police have already intensified investigations into the matter to apprehend the culprits.
Interestingly, the paper learnt that a top policeman usually attends the said meetings in a house at Ridge in Kumasi. A top security capo in the region and a known NDC man in Kumasi with medical background are said to be part of the NDC team that is hatching the ‘evil’ plan.
The NDC’s plot is being implemented clandestinely. But surprisingly the NDC’s motive is already in the public domain as reports gathered indicate that the NPP has started monitoring them with keen interest.
When contacted, Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh said he was aware of the NDC’s destructive plot against him and two other NPP members. He said “threats of voice recording will not deter us from doing what is right for mother Ghana.”
Napo said he has been closely monitoring the meetings of the NDC at three different locations at Ridge in Kumasi. He stated emphatically that the NDC’s fiendish plan would not materialize, stressing that the NPP members would not flout the law.
Napo descended heavily on the Ashanti Regional Police Command, alleging that the police failed to prosecute about 150 suspects who were arrested in connection with the Kumasi riots. “Why have the police not prosecuted those they arrested at the premises of Affordable Housing at Asokore Mampong?” the Manhyia South MP quizzed.
“Why did the police release these suspects a day after they arrested them?” The MP said the move by the police would send conflicting signals to members of the public.
He charged the police to refrain from organizing mega press conferences to trumpet their achievement but embark on intelligence policing to arrest criminals in future.