THE SOFOLINE Police in Kumasi are investigating a case in which the former District Chief Executive Officer for Atwima Kwanwoma, Mr. Tony Nyame, is being charged for allegedly biting the fingers of a taxi driver during a scuffle.
The former DCE is once again caught in a public controversy, after he was alleged to have bitten the thumb of the taxi driver, seriously damaging it. Both the victim, Charles Ofori and the DCE, have given conflicting accounts of the unfortunate incident, which occurred at Apire Junction on Sunday.
Though the former DCE has admitted biting the fingers of his accuser, Tony Nyame contends he was first slapped by the taxi driver, resulting in his retaliation.
According to the ex DCE, who narrated his side of the story on BREAKING NEWS, a flagship news magazine programme on Kessben FM last Wednesday, he was driving together with his wife, when the taxi driver hit the back of his car on Sunday at Hemang-Patia, on the Santasi- Apire road.
The Ex-DCE said the incident occurred when he tried to overtake the taxi, which was trying to park by the road. He said when the accident occurred, he alighted from his car to check whether the car had been damaged, but realized the damage was minimal and decided to negotiate with the driver.
Mr. Nyame, however, said when he approached the driver, he (Charles Ofori) started shouting at him, that he had spoiled his car and should repair it for him.
According to the DCE, before he could open his mouth to talk, the driver used a sharp object on his cheek, and then heckled him.
He said in the process, the driver’s hand fell into his mouth and in an attempt to defend himself he bit his fingers.
But Charles Ofori insists it was the former DCE who first assaulted him and then bit him.
According to the taxi driver, the wife of Mr. Nyame even pleaded with her husband to stop what he was doing because it was embarrassing.
“If Mr. Nyame says I slapped him first, then he is lying, because I didn’t touch him,” Ofori stated.
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