The Member of Parliament (MP) for Atwima Kwanwoma Constituency in the Ashanti Region, Dr. Kojo Appiah-Kusi is reported to have been physically assaulted by a mob at a funeral he attended over the weekend in village of Trede.
According to a member of the MP’s entourage, Mercy Ofosu-Mensah Dr. Appiah-Kusi was pelted with stones and his clothes embarrassingly ripped off while he was in the process of exchanging pleasantries with members of the bereaved family.
“We went for a funeral yesterday after exchanging pleasantries with members of the bereaved family which is customary; we sought permission to take our leave. Suddenly we saw these young men from nowhere emerging with offensive weapons with a woman hurling insults at the MP.
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"We realized it was an embarrassing situation and tried to calm nerves but that exacerbated the matter with some of the enraged youth pelting stones at the honourable. We had no option but whisk him away for his own safety,” Mercy said.
The group of unidentified men who attacked the MP are alleged to be aggrieved supporters of the party’s Constituency Secretary Prince Karikari who believe the MP was behind the denial of their preferred candidate, the opportunity to be nominated District Chief Executive (DCE) for the area.
They are said to have also punched the legislator in the face landing the honourable member on floor.
The matter has been reported to the police and is currently under investigation.