A police officer who doubles as a chief in the Yilo Krobo traditional area has accused the Eastern Regional 1st Vice Chairperson of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr. Twum Barimah Koranteng of allegedly sponsoring a section of the Yilo Krobo youth with guns to abet crime.
The chief, Nene Nonikey Tekpertey known in private life as Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Denis Tekpertey made the allegation among others during an interview on Trust FM’s Agoo Ghana Show saying Dr. Koranteng has bought different types of guns, shared to the said youth, who use them to protect undeserving persons to become chiefs in Yilo Krobo.
ASP Tekpertey who is also a lawyer further alleged that Dr. Koranteng has taken to the habit of organizing the youth to cause mayhem in the area amidst the Yilo Krobo chieftaincy feud.
He said the NPP Regional 1st Vice’s wealth was illegitimately acquired and that is what he uses to buy the arms for the youth, adding that “when he wakes up, he goes to play draught behind the Jimmy Green building; so he should come and tell us what work he does that made him build his three storey buildings”.
Recently, ASP Tekpertey made a press conference that went viral with series of allegations saying, Dr. Koranteng was interfering in the chieftaincy issues in Yilo Krobo, inciting the youth of Ogome against some chiefs and elders in his area; citing some publications in some newspapers published in November last year.
In the said publications, some Ogome youth were alleged to have caused harm to some persons in the Okperpiem area, a suburb of Somanya, the Yilo Krobo Municipal capital on the instructions of Dr. Koranteng, he added.
Meanwhile, prior to this interview, Mr. Edmund Aboagye a government communicator, commenting on the viral video said, he was finding it difficult to make ill comments against ASP Tekpertey (Nene Nonikey Tekpertey) saying he was his senior at school and a respected lawyer.
He noted that, he was disappointed in some of the tribal comments made by the chief who alleged that Dr. Koranteng was not a Krobo and so he should stay out of the issues concerning Yilo Krobos, adding that there were many instances that one could use to identify a person’s citizenship other than being birthed by parents of a particular tribe as pelt by the 1992 constitution.
Article 17(2) “A person shall not be discriminated against on grounds of gender, race, color, ethnic origin, religion, creed or social or economic status”
Reacting to the above section of the constitution, the lawyer, ASP Tekpertey noted that the Article 17(2) was discriminatory.
Nonetheless, Trust FM’s efforts to reach Dr. Koranteng to comment on the said allegations have proved futile.
But Mr. Aboagye had hinted that, Dr. Koranteng has spoken to his lawyers who may be heading to court very soon.
More to come…