- An aluminium fabricator, Ofosu Appiah, has petitioned the Chief of Staff over an alleged assault
- According to him, he was slapped by the deputy defense minister and also by the three army officers who accompanied him
Ofosu Appiah, a native of Asante Mampong and an aluminium fabricator, has petitioned the Chief of Staff, Akosua Frema Osei-Opare, to take action against the Deputy Minister of Defence, Major (Rtd) Derek Oduro, for assaulting him.
According to him, he was contracted by the deputy Minister to make some sliding windows for him for an amount of GHC 500.
Appiah said he was initially paid GHC 200 after he was instructed by the deputy minister to keep the windows in the room.
The artisan said after a year, major Oduro called him to come fix them only yo his realisation that some of the windows were broken after they were moved from where it was initially kept.
There was a new caretaker at the building who said he had no knowledge of what happened to the windows.
However, the deputy minister showed less interest in the broken windows and was certain on getting them fixed for him, irrespective of the fact that it was broken.
In the petition, he said he went ahead to fix the unbroken ones, but that was followed by the unprovoked assault on November 10, 2018
He has thus petitioned the Chief of Staff to “seek justice for the assault”.
“Hon Derrick Oduro on Saturday, 10th November 2018 at about 9:00 am came to my workplace with three army officers and without any provocation, gave me a heavy slap. One of the three army officers also gave me three heavy slaps,” he stated in the petition.
It is however unclear whether the complainant has already reported the matter to the police.
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