Member of Parliament (MP) for Yagaba-Kubore Constituency in the North East Region, Alhaji Abdul-Rauf Tanko Ibrahim has revealed how he miraculously escaped an assassination attempt by some hoodlums.
He disclosed to MyNewsGh.com that his Landcruiser vehicle was shot at through the windshield but he was not in at the time which saved his life as the attacker was poised to get him killed.
Narrating circumstances under which the whole incident happened, he revealed that he had gone to Tantala, a community in the area to campaign but while at it they were pelted with stones by some persons believed to be members of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP).
“We reported the matter to the chief of the area who warned that anyone caught in such acts would be fined. We left back to the grounds but they kept pelting stones at us and my boys wanted to retaliate but I calmed them down. I advised we call off the event and move away just to secure the safety of those gathered. Even as we were about leaving tensions were high but I asked someone to drive my vehicle while I sat in the campaign car”, he narrated.
He added, “Somewhere along the line as we stopped, my vehicle was at close range shot at by an unknown person which perforated the windshield with me being the target because I drive myself almost all the time”.
According to him, his luck was the fact the vehicle was not in motion and there was no one behind the steering wheel at the time wondering what his crime is to be subjected to this kind of horrendous experience.
Meanwhile, the Walewale District Court presided over by His Honour Abdul Baki Abdulai has remanded some 9 persons arrested in connection with the attack of the Executive Director of the National Service Scheme Mustapha Yusif in the area
Pleas of all nine were not taken but were remanded into police custody to reappear on Thursday, December 3, 2020 and provisionally charged with rioting, assault and use of offensive weapons.
The suspects who are all residents of the Mamprugu-Mohaduri District in the North East Region including Kwadwo Edana, Danjumah Edana, Salifu Abdulia, Isshaku Kaharu, Haaji Mahama, Fuseini Issah, Abubakari Hakim,Bukari Mohammed and Yadow Baaba reportedly launched a violent attack on the complainant who is the New Patriotic Party’s(NPP’s) parliamentary candidate for the area.