NDC Chairman Shit-Bombed

Madam Bernice Asumah

Madam Bernice Asumah

Madam Bernice Asumah, a former NDC chairperson for the constituency, woke up on Easter Monday to see her house smeared with human excreta mixed with cow dung.

Madam Asumah who is described as the mother of the party in the constituency has expressed her interest to contest in the race of the District Chief Executive (DCE) in the district.

She suspected the DCE for the area, Bukari Anaba Zakaria, who is also seeking re-appointment, as the one behind the shit-bombing.

Four men closely linked with the DCE were arrested but were released on bail the same day.

Among them was the prime suspect only identified as Abass who was said to have been terrorizing members of the NDC who did not belong to the camp of the DCE.

Madam Asumah told DAILY GUIDE that some of people in her neighbourhood saw the DCE and his boys in the vicinity around 11:00 p.m. on the night of the incident.

She alleged that the DCE was behind the whole act, since he shit-bombed her house some time back during a similar race.


Bukari Anaba Zakaria
According to her, when she reported the matter to the Bechem Police, Mr Anaba prevented the police from arresting the suspects, alleging that the police met the DCE in the room of the suspects at the time of the arrest.

Madam Asumah alleged that the DCE ordered the police to go since he would personally ask the boys to come to the station.

She accused the DCE for bragging that he has already been re-appointed by President Mahama for the position he was currently holding because he is in the good books of the President.

The Bechem District Police Commander, DSP Emmanuel Baah, confirmed the incident to DAILY GUIDE and said investigations were underway to establish whether truly the suspects were the perpetrators of the act so as to prepare the right charges against them.

Responding to the issues, the DCE, Zakaria Anaba, debunked the allegations levelled against him by Madam Asumah describing the move as an attempt to tarnish his image.

According to him, his major contender for the DCE position was trying to find a way to tarnish his name because of his good works which have caught the eyes of the President and which would lead to his re-nomination.

Mr Anaba also alleged that the perpetrators of the act were in the house of Madam Asumah because she did the same thing four years ago when she was contesting for same position and later turned around to accuse him of shit-bombing her house.

In a related development, several NDC sympathizers in the constituency who are not in the camp of the DCE have received death threats.

Some of the victims who confirmed their ordeal to DAILY GUIDE were Ama Boah and Yaw Afriyie.

Ama Boah disclosed to DAILY GUIDE that some people called her cell phone and threatened to kill her if she did not stop supporting Madam Asumah for the DCE race.

She however said she has never campaigned or supported anybody for the position. She has since reported the matter to the police.

Yaw Afriyie, a mechanic, has become the main target of the threats, as several attempts have been made to allegedly eliminate him because he has been linked to the Madam Asumah camp.

He told DAILY GUIDE that he had received several calls from one Abass, a close confidant of the DCE, threatening his life.

Mr. Afriyie said at a point in time Abass called to officially identify himself as an errand boy of Zakaria Anaba and warned him to stop supporting the woman aspirant.

Mr. Afriyie indicated that he reported the matter to the police leading to the arrest of Abass, but the suspect was released immediately, upon the orders of the DCE.

The mechanic has been involved in two freaky motor accidents within the period and suspected that they might have been caused by his assailants.

The police have advised him not to walk alone, and not to go out before 6:00 a.m. and after 6:00 p.m. for his safety.

The Tano South NDC Constituency Chairman, Amponsah Kusi, who held a press conference recently to register the party’s disgust over the threats on the lives of its members, said the regional executives of the party were due to hold a meeting with all stakeholders in the constituency later yesterday.

He hinted DAILY GUIDE that the outcome of the meeting would determine the next line of action the party would take to ensure sanity in the constituency.

FROM Fred Tettey Alarti-Amoako, Bechem