NPP chairman, 3 others declared wanted

The Ashanti Regional Police Command has mounted a manhunt for Isaac Brenya, the suspended Asawase Constituency chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Issah Oman, the constituency youth organizer, and two others for the murder of one Abubakar Sadiq last Friday.

The deceased was found dead with knife wounds after disturbances at NPP’s constituency office in Asawase last Friday followed the sighting of the chairman at a pro-Afoko protest in Accra a day earlier.

According a police statement intercepted by TV3 on Monday, November 9, investigations into the murder has been transferred to the Regional Command ” because of the seriousness that the Regional Command attaches to this particular incident”.

Six suspects have since been rounded up and are said to be assisting the police in investigations.

Internal wrangling in the opposition NPP came to the fore on Thursday, November 5 when some members believed to be loyalists of suspended National Chairman Paul Afoko stormed the party’s headoffice to petition national executives over happenings within the party.

Among the protesters was Asawase Constituency Chairman Isaac Brenya, whose interview on TV3 sparked seething rage among the constituency’s members.

According to the members, their chairman vocalised a view that was not representative of the general membership.

He was, therefore, barred from returning to the constituency by the irate members, who locked up the party’s offices.

But confusion erupted when Mr Brenya together with other members Luiz Mensah, Osman Issah, Zakariah Seidu and Mallam Immurana defied the irate members to open the offices.

Though calm was later restored by the police, the lifeless body of Sadiq was found a few meters away from the party’s office. He had been stabbed, according to the police.

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According to the police, its intelligence report has identified one 50 Cents and Dunia as the other two on their wanted list.

Meanwhile, a funeral is being held at the family home of the deceased ahead of a burial ceremony at noon.

TV3’s William Evans Nkum reports that a group has decided to strike if any member of the pro-Afoko gang turn up at the funeral.

More to follow…

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