The Youth Organiser of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) at Awutu Nyarkokwaa in the Awutu Senya West Constituency of the Central Region, Ebenezer Akrade, is battling for his life after suffering a severe cutlass wound from the party’s branch secretary Emmanuel Kwame Lartey on September 16, 2021.
According to information, the victim and the suspect were engaged in a heated argument over alleged GH₵400 given to them by the Member of Parliament for the area, Gizella Tetteh Agbotui during the 2020 elections campaign seasons.
The money was to be shared among the executives, but to their surprise, the secretary allegedly spent it on the blind side of his colleagues.
In an interview with Angel FM’S reporter, Opanin Darko, an eyewitness Joseph Obeng explained that, the youth organiser Ebenezer Akrade who felt cheated by the action of Emmanuel Lartey, with confrontation, demanded his share of the GH₵400, and in his furiousness butchered the former to his near death with a cutlass while on his way to farm.
“During the 2020 elections, the then NDC Parliamentary Candidate visited the communities in Nyarkokwaa electoral area where she gave the branch executives GH₵400 to share. The money was handed over to the Secretary, Emmanuel Kwame Lartey.
“They [executives] later found out that the Secretary spent the money without their knowledge. So on several occasions, the youth organiser for the party, Ebenezer Akrade, asked for his share of the money whenever they met.
“So around 1:17 pm today, the organiser met the Secretary who was on his way to his farm. The Secretary was with a cutlass when the youth organiser confronted him and demanded his share. Before we realized, the secretary pushed the youth organiser who fell on his back, and butchered him.” Joseph Obeng narrated.
The butchered Youth Organiser has since been admitted at the Agona Dunkwa Salvation Army hospital where he is battling between life and death.
Meanwhile, the suspected secretary Emmanuel Kwame Lartey is currently in the grips of the police after surrendering himself following the crime committed.