E/R: NPP communicator knifed as funeral turns bloody at Suhum


A funeral ceremony held on Saturday in the Suhum Constituency of the Eastern Region turned bloody, when a man was reportedly knifed by driver of MP for the area.

Police at Suhum say they are on the heels of the the suspect who has only been named as Jamalo.

Jamalo attacked the victim, Kwasi Amoani, a known member of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) communications team after a misunderstanding broke out while mourning a party member.

In a video footage, mourners had to leap for safety during the free-for-all brawl. Another video of a man receiving treatment at a health facility has been circulating online, although he is yet to be named.

The cause of the brawl is yet to be ascertained by the police but could be politically motivated. Spokesperson for the Eastern Regional Police Command DSP Ebenezer Tetteh says investigations have started.

“The Suhum Police Command is investigating a case of causing harm that ensued yesterday, Saturday, August 28, 2021, around 5pm.”

“Whiles the members of the NPP in the Suhum constituency were mourning a colleague at the Suhum Council, a misunderstanding ensued between some party communicators and the followers of the MP, and in the process one Jamal inflicted a deep knife wound on the head of the victim, one Kwasi Amoani 51, and the matter was reported to the police and the complaint was subsequently taken to the Suhum Government Hospital where he is responding to treatment at the emergency ward.”

“He’s in a stable condition and another victim who suffered some bruises was treated and discharged. Meanwhile efforts are underway to get the suspect arrested.”


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