MCE PUMMEL CHIEF IN STREET BRAWL

…ButVictor Amponsah denies assault charge

From Simmons Yussif  Kewura, Offinso

THE OFFINSO Police in the Ashanti Region have begun investigation into an assault case lodged against the suspended Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Offinso South, Victor Amponsah, by Nana Amponsah Yetumi, aka Nana Otuo, Gyasehene of Offinso Mpehin.

A police source told The Chronicle that the Chief claims the embattled MCE assaulted him at Agyeimpera, a suburb of Offinso.

According to the police, they had asked the complainant to lead them to the residence of the DCE to invite him for questioning, but the former was yet to respond to their request at the time of granting the interview to The Chronicle.

Narrating his side of the story to this reporter at the Offinso Police Station on Monday, Nana Amponsah Yetumi alleged that on Friday, November 12 this year, he accompanied two of his friends, Koo Nduro and Kwabena Nsiah, to Agyeimpera to visit the wife of the latter.

Whilst at Agyeimpera, he and his friends decided to have fun at a spot located inside the family house of the MCE.

On their return from the spot, Nana Amponsah alleged that he and the two friends met the MCE and exchanged greetings.

Nana Amponsah alleged that after the greetings, the MCE allegedly engaged in hot exchanges with him, and went further to assault him.

The victim further told The Chronicle that the MCE had earlier held the shirt he was wearing around his neck before assaulting him, and that it was his friends who freed him from further pummeling by the MCE.

According to Nana Amponsah, when he gained his freedom, he went straight to the house of the Constituency Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Adu Boateng Boahen, to narrate the incident to him, before proceeding to the police station to lodge a complaint.

When this reporter contacted Mr. Victor Amponsah, the MCE, he denied the charge, and accused the Chief of trying to destroy his image for reasons he could not fathom.

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