- Assemblyman is currently facing the wrath of the law for assaulting an officer
- The Assemblyman beat the health officer over mosquito net
The assemblyman for Koraso Electoral Area at Berekum, Emmanuel Amankona, has been arraigned before court for assaulting an officer at the Ghana Health Service.
According to Daily Guide report sighted by YEN.com.gh, Mr. Amankona will be facing prosecution at Berekum Magistrate Court for allegedly assaulting an officer of the Ghana Health Service at Koraso for failing to inform him before distributing treated mosquito nets.
Darteh Collins, a member of the treated insecticide net team of the District Health Directorate reported the assault on him to the Berekum Police that whilst distributing the nets to beneficiaries at Koraso Information Centre, the assemblyman for the area came and stopped the distribution on the grounds that he was not informed prior to the exercise.
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In the process, he snatched a Samsung tablet being used by personnel that contained the database of the materials distributed.
Two other members of the team whose names were not readily available to DAILY GUIDE in addition to the head of the team, Darteh Collins, allegedly received slaps from the assemblyman. The assemblyman was said to have bolted after that taking along the tablet being used for the exercise.
The incident ended the distribution abruptly. The police failed to arrest the suspect after the law enforcers were informed. It took the intervention of the District Chief Executive of the area, Isaac Osei for the assemblyman to return the tablet to the health officials.
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He was later seen distributing the nets himself without any authorization and was subsequently arrested. Police described his attitude as unacceptable and slapped him with assault. The incident happened on the 10th of this month at about 12:30 pm.
Regional police spokesman, Chief Inspector Kingsley Augustine Oppong confirmed the assault case to Daily Guide in an interview.
In other news:
Miss Akpene Diata Hoggar, the representative from the Brong-Ahafo Region of Ghana, was left joyous after she was announced winner of the 2018 edition of the Miss Universe Ghana pageant.
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Akpene Diata Hoggar who is a model, blogger and an entrepreneur also aspires to become a global change agent.
She was part of the final ten contestants who survived the various stages to the run up to the final out of the over 200 ladies who started the competition a few weeks ago.
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