Police commences investigations into assault on court bailiff in Hohoe

Police in the Volta Region has begun investigations into the assault of Emmanuel Aziaka, a court bailiff in the Hohoe municipality.

The victim was allegedly tortured on Sunday, December 27, 2020, when men suspected to be supporters of the Member of Parliament-elect for Hohoe constituency and Energy Minister, John Peter Amewu.

The Public Relations Officer of the Volta Regional Police Command, Sergeant Prince Dogbatse indicated that the police is committed to arresting the culprits.

“We are really working to get to the bottom of the matter and justice served. No one has the right to abuse the other. We haven’t made any arrests yet but we have begun investigations into the matter.”

The victim, Emmanuel Aziaka said he and another colleague had gone to Wli Todzi in the Hohoe Municipality to serve a court document on the minister who was attending a victory party when he was accosted by some men and whisked away from the premises in a black V8 vehicle.

According to Emmanuel Aziaka, the victim, he was taken to an area between Fodome Agbesia and Fodome Torganu and tortured there.

He alleged that his mobile phone, money, and the court documents he was to serve on Mr. Amewu were all collected from him.

Mr. Aziaka in an interview indicated that he has the belief that Mr. Amewu was aware of what happened to him.

“Mr. Amewu rolled down the glass of His car when I was being attacked and rolled it back up,” he said.

Background

A Ho High Court presided over by Justice George Buadi recently granted an interim injunction restraining the Electoral Commission from gazetting John Peter Amewu as MP for Hohoe Constituency.

The injunction is also to stop Mr. Amewu from holding himself out as the Member of Parliament for the constituency.

This was after an ex-parte application was argued in court by Tsatsu Tsikata on behalf of applicants who hail from Santrokofi Akpafu Likpe and Lolobi, towns that were prevented from voting in the parliamentary elections of December 7, 2020, under the Hohoe constituency as was constituted under CI 95.

They had brought an action for the enforcement of their fundamental human rights specifically their right to vote and the right to representation in the Parliament of Ghana.

 

Source: Ghananest.com

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