The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has called on the Police Service to open investigations into some text messages supposedly from the Member of Parliament for Manhyia, Matthew Opoku Prempeh, which allegedly sought to threaten the life of Dr Stephen Opuni, Food and Drugs Board Chief Executive.
The text messages are quoted to contain several threats and therefore the NDC demands the police to commence investigations into it.
In a press conference in Kumasi, General Secretary of the party, Johnson Asiedu Nketia implored the police to treat the matter with much seriousness since according to him; the message could have adverse effects on the elections.
He explained the text messages could pose a threat to the safety of the electorates and the general public.
In the wake of last week?s shooting incident at Ashtown, a suburb of Kumasi in the Ashanti Region, Manhyia MP, Matthew Opoku Prempeh, is alleged to have sent menacing text messages to the Chief Executive Officer of the Food and Drugs Board who he believed had a hand in the incident.
Addressing the media, Johnson Asiedu Nketia read the contents of the text messages.
He disclosed the texts carried these words: ?Boss we all have one life. If your plans have extended to take mine, then watch out. We will speak at my press conference tomorrow and we will see. All those guns and men and combats boots and those picking them up will be exposed tomorrow. It is not only Kumasi that will be unsafe. So will your house and hometowns, and families and hiding place will go overboard. I have reported this to the police.?
Mr Asiedu Nketia added that Opoku Prempeh gave another message to Dr Opuni after his(Opoku Prempeh) arrest and in the message indicated that ??if John Mahama wants to become president through our blood then he is a joker. Wait till I speak to the press tomorrow. He sanctioned this Ohene Agyekum-Opuni?s stupidity on my life?.
Meanwhile a lawyer to Matthew Opoku Prempeh, Nana Yaw Osei though admitting that his client indeed sent the messages, asserts they were in response to an alleged attempt to assassinate him.
Lawyer Nana Yaw Osei revealed that Dr Stephen Opuni met with some unknown persons four months ago to devise some assassination plots on his client?s life.