An aspiring Member of Parliament for Cape Coast North, Barbara Asher Ayisi, says she suspects foul play in Saturday’s attempted attack on her life at her residence.
She told TV3’s Central Regional correspondent Thomas Cann that although she initially thought it to be a mere intruder, the utterances and behaviour of the suspect suggests otherwise.
“I’m suspicious because of his actions… his utterances. He said he was looking for the NPP MP, I hope it comes to pass… He had a knife on him trying to gain access to the room, you can’t say this is a mad person ” the New Patriotic Party candidate said when she narrated how the incident unfolded.
“We had two cars parked inside [the house], one of them is branded the other’s not. I mean if this person is mad he could have just destroyed the screens of both cars but then he just went to the one with my pictures, took my stickers off, smashed the screens and after doing that he came to the door. He started hitting it with stones, hammer trying to get access to the room,” she said.
A young man armed with knife and hammer broke into the house of the parliamentary candidate in her residence at Pedu Estate, smashed her campaign branded saloon car and destroyed other property in the house.
He has since been arrested and handed over to the Police who are investigating the matter.
But speaking to TV3, Ms. Ayisi said she is traumatised by the incident, particularly coming at the back of another attack on the Member of Parliament for Abuakwa North, JB Danquah Adu leading to his death.
She said she was getting ready for a speech and prize-giving day when she heard a noise outside and went out only to find a stranger fighting with her driver who managed to push the stranger outside the house.
According to her, the driver locked the gate to the house only to see the suspect climbed the wall and took some flags in the house, which he tore apart before jumping into the house.
“He [the suspect] said where is the NPP MP? Then I got alarmed because initially I thought this is just a mad person,” Ms. Ayisi told TV3, adding they had by then locked themselves in one of the rooms in the house and made calls to neighbours about the attack.
According to her, while in the room, she saw the assailant lift some flowerpots in the house and threw them around, something she said caused the children to cry out of fear.
She said one of the people who were in the house managed to pounce on the suspect and others quickly joined to subdue him. The knife and the hammer were taken from him
By Stephen Kwabena Effah|3news.com|Ghana