MP beats rival into coma over Senior High School girl

Posted: June 13, 2013 in Crime
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MP for Afram Plains South, Joseph Appiah Boateng in the evening of June 4, 2013 beats a rival into coma

MP for Afram Plains South, Joseph Appiah Boateng in the evening of June 4, 2013 beats a rival into coma

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Afram Plains South, Joseph Appiah Boateng, has found himself on the wrong side of the law, after rendering a 23-year-old boy unconscious.

Mr. Boateng is on the wanted list of the police for knocking David Oberko’s head against a wall, rendering him unconscious in an incident that took place at the latter’s residence at Tease, in the Afram Plains South District.Oberko, a worker with an import/export firm, Sintim Company Limited, found himself on a hospital bed after regaining consciousness.

The two had engaged in a brawl over a second year Senior High School student, Jennifer Akyewa, who they both claim to be the lover.

The incident, which happened in the evening of June 4, 2013, took the intervention of Akyewa (whom the two were fighting over) and some neighbours to prevent the unexpected.

The Divisional Police Commander, Supt. Adu Kwadwo, when contacted on his mobile phone, confirmed the incident involving the two, but refused to give details.

Oberko, in a telephone interview with the paper, confirmed the incident.

He told the paper that in his seven months relationship with Akyewa, he had never come across the Afram Plains South legislator, until when that unfortunate incident happened.

Narrating his ordeal, Oberko said at about 7:00 p.m. on June 4, 2013, his girl lover called to inform him that she would be coming to his house after closing from prep.

He said a little after answering Akyewa’s call, one of his friends invited him to dinner at a local eatery, and whilst looking for something to eat, the junior sister of his girl lover approached him and told him that her elder sister was waiting for him at his residence.

“I left the eatery to my residence, but met Akyewa’s absence. So, I went out to look for her, only to spot her chatting with another man in a dark corner. I tried calling her on her cell phone, but she did not answer.

“So, from where I was, I called her name in a loud voice, and she responded, but the man she was chatting with demanded to know who I was,” noted an emotional Oberko.

He added: “I switched on the light on my mobile phone device and flashed it on my face just to make him see my face. I then left the scene, only to be followed by Akyewa.”

According to him, after ten minutes, while in the house arguing with Akyewa to delete his number from her mobile phone handset, the MP came in a white pick-up and interrupted their conversation.

“While struggling with Akyewa to delete my number from her phone, the man rushed at me and started fighting me to release the phone, but I resisted. Due to my resistance, the man slapped me and hit my head against the wall. I did not see anything again, only to find myself on a hospital bed,” he narrated.

He said after gaining consciousness, he got to know that Akyewa had reported the case to the Police and, therefore, followed up and picked a police medical form.

Oberko has since the incident been discharged from the Presbyterian Hospital at Donkorkrom. He told this reporter that GH¢1,500 in his room got stolen, in addition to his salary which he had taken the previous day.

The 36-year-old lawmaker, when contacted on his mobile phone to ascertain the merit of the case, never answered the calls.

A text message sent to him on Sunday has since not been replied to.

According to sources in the area, the MP is currently in the constituency trying to convince Akyewa not speak on the matter.


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