The opposition supporters baying for the blood of the supposed ‘Invincible Forces’ member during last Thursday’s ‘Aagbewo’ demonstration in Accra
A group of men believed to be associated
with the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) brutally attacked a man
at the forecourt of the Jubilee House during the ‘aagbe wo’ demonstration last Thursday.
After walking long distances under
the scorching sun in Accra, the demonstrators arrived at the Jubilee House- their
final destination, to present a petition to the government.
A few meters from the entrance of the
seat of government, a gentleman dressed in suit was spotted by a section of the
demonstrators who immediately raised an alarm, claiming he was a member of the
Delta Forces that attacked some members of the NDC in the Ayawaso West Wuogon
during the by-election on January 31.
The gentleman, whose identity could
not be verified, claimed he was a National Security operative, but the irate
demonstrators insisted that he belongs to the NPP.
Punches started flying from all
angles while the gentleman helplessly clutched his hands to his face.
A police officer quickly rushed to
his aid and asked the gentleman to flee quickly but the irate NDC goons pursued
him with vigour and beat him relentlessly.
Even the policeman who tried to
intervene was not spared, as some of the hefty blows meant for the supposed
operative landed on his white helmet.
In the ensuing melee, more police officers
got involved in the rescue mission and the situation nearly turned into a bloody
clash between NDC sympathizers and the Ghana Police Service, as some of the
demonstrators redirected their anger to the police officers for trying to save
the hapless man.
The police, however, managed to whisk
him to the Afrikiko Leisure Centre, which is adjacent to the Jubilee House.
Following the attack, scores of the
demonstrators took to the media to make threatening statements.
Some of them swore to take the fight
to members of the Delta and Invincible Forces any day, anywhere they met, while
others claimed they were ready to go by the ‘Boot-for-Boot’declaration by former President John
“JM said ‘boot for boot’. It’s not going to be boot-for-boot. It’s going to be stone for stone; fire for fire, war for war, mark it,” an angry demonstrator declared.
By Nii Adjei Mensahfio