Upper West Minister attacked; narrowly escapes death as armed gangs inflict wounds on him

Upper West Minister attacked; narrowly escapes death as armed gangs inflict wounds on him

- Armed men attack Upper West minister

- Mr. Amidu Issahaku Chinnia has suffered cutlass wounds from the attackers

- The police are yet to make an arrest in connection to the attack

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Ghana’s deputy Upper West regional minister, Amidu Issahaku Chinnia, was attacked by some unknown armed men on Thursday, May 21, 2020.

According to a report by Dailymailgh.com the incident happened at around 9 pm at the minister’s residence at Sombo in Wa.

The men who were on a motorbike attacked and inflicted cutlass wounds on the deputy minister without provocation.

Minister attacked: barely escapes with his life as armed gangs inflict deep wounds

Deputy Upper West Regional Minister Amidu Chinnia Issahaku. Source: Dailymailgh.com
Source: UGC

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He was rescued by a police patrol team who sent him to the hospital. He is responding to treatment.

Mr. Issahaku Chinnia sustained injuries on his right arm, according to the police.

The police have, however, revealed that no arrest has been made yet but investigations are ongoing into the matter.

Attacks on notable political figures have been rampant in the Upper West Region.

On May 9, 2019, the chairman of the Daffiama-Busie-Issah constituency of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) was shot and killed by an armed gang.

The late Mr. Richard Bayiviala Polibong was returning from official party duties in one of the electoral areas in the constituency when the incident happened.

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Investigations are yet to uncover the circumstances behind the attack as the NDC continues to push for justice for the deceased.

No arrest has yet been made.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has alleged the Ghana Police Service has suddenly become the puppet of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) resulting in arrests of its officials.

The NDC’s comment follows the arrest of Maj. (Rtd) Boakye-Djan after making some unsavoury comments on radio.

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