Some members of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Agona Kwaman in the Agona West Constituency, have beseeched powerful gods of the town to deal ruthlessly with anyone destroying the image of the NDC Parliamentary Candidate for the area, Paul Ofori-Amoah, that he contracted some people to kill the New Patriotic Party (NPP) MP for the area, Cynthia Mamle Morrison.
They have entreated the dreaded deities to cause persons behind the allegation to bloat and writhe in pain, if it turns out that the story is a mere fabrication by opponents of Mr Ofori-Amoah.
Over the same matter, Lawyer Edudzi Kudzo Tameklo, had taken to Facebook, saying "You got people to publish that the NDC Parliamentary candidate for Agona West, Paul OforiAmoah has abetted or procured the services of some people to kill you.(preparation to commit crime to wit murder and murder)".
"Today, the NDC Parliamentary candidate is taken to the Circuit court in Cape Coast only to be charged with one count on the breach of the recently passed Vigilantism Act.You have decided to use the Police to smear an innocent man with frivolous murder claim. Well, the Circuit court granted him bail with two sureties this morning", adding "Nothing can stop the defeat of Cynthia Morrison in Agona West".
But the NDC group which was led by an NDC Coordinator in the town, Kweku Odoom to the shrine ,while Okyeame Anane, on behalf of the deity, poured a libation to pave way for the ritual.
"Whoever is making false accusations about our PC, we ask that within a week, let that person be struck with a strange disease. Let the false accuser bloat, whether man or woman don't spare the person. Whoever is also spreading the false allegation must also have his or her share of the disease. Let that person go naked when he or she is in the midst of people until the person confesses wrongdoing. Whoever is responsible for this allegation should never eat or board a vehicle. When the person moves, go with that person, when he/she eats, eat with the person. When the person sleeps, sleep with him or her. If it the case that, our candidate is indeed responsible for the plot, then equally punish him."
Mrs Morrison who is also the Minister for Gender, Children, and Social Protection last Monday, lodged an official complaint with the Central Regional Police that Mr Ofori-Amoah had contracted some four men to kill her.
The men were arrested and arraigned before court and remanded into Police custody. Mr Ofori-Amoah was Wednesday, October 21, arraigned before the court as well and granted bail with two sureties.
Paul Ofori Amoah, was invited by the Central Regional Police Command in connection to an alleged plot to kill his contender for the 2020 polls.
This was after the MP lodged a formal complaint to the police about four men arrested at a hotel in Agona Swedru, saying they had been contracted to kill her.
Upon an invitation extended by the police, Mr OforiAmoah, is said to have reported to the Central Regional Police Headquarters.
The Regional Police Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Irene Oppong, according to Citi News, said that the NDC candidate "admitted to issuing the two bank cheques that were picked by police at the hotel when a search was conducted in the rooms and also on the suspects."
"The parliamentary candidate is at the regional CID and is assisting police investigations," she added.
The said suspects arrested at the hotel, however, have been remanded into custody by a Cape Coast Circuit Court and are to make another appearance on October 30, 2020.
The police charged them with preparation to commit murder and carrying offensive weapons.
Media reports around the weekend indicated that Mr Amoah and four others, were arrested for plotting to kill Madam Mamle Morrison.
Following the reports, Mr Amoah in a video reaction, ridiculed the news and urged the public to disregard the report.
"There is nothing like Paul wanting to kill somebody, or wanting to kill any MP. We are focused, our eyes are fixed on the price, as we wanting to win this election. And they know very well that we are winning, all these antics and the rest doesn't mean anything to me," Paul Amoah said in a video released on Sunday, October 18.
The four suspects – Saddick Abubakar, Gordon Kunya, Isaac Addea and Dauda Fatua, were arrested by the police on Saturday, October 17, 2020.
The police in a report said, the arrest was effected, "based on intelligence gathered, that some heavily built men (machomen) whose movement looks suspicious were lodging in a Hotel at Swedru."
Some items reportedly found on the suspects during the arrest, include a knife, cutlass, a lighter and two packets of Razzler. The police also found on them two cheques in the sum of GH¢5000.00 each.
But Paul Amoah in his video recounted, "they found me walking with my friends and I booked a place for them, quickly they went and searched them". He added that he was home when he received a call around 11pm that his friends have been picked up by the police.
"I just had to go there and go and see them; so family disregard any issue claiming [I'm plotting to kill] the Agona West MP. They must get serious; they just hold on to anything and do unnecessary stuff…The NDC is focused and we know what we want to achieve."
Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, later insisted there was indeed, an assassination attempt on Cynthia Mamle Morrison, by the NDC parliamentary candidate for Agona West.
Speaking on Net 2 TV's 'The Seat' show, Monday evening, the Assin Central MP, stated that, the Agona West MP, called him on phone last Saturday around 10.25pm to discuss an alleged plot by Paul Ofori-Amoah.
He further alleged that, but for the swift nature of the minister, the matter would have been swept under the carpet, because some politicians, when clues of such nature are given to them, fail to act with all the seriousness needed.
"As a lady, she took it so seriously, got BNI involved, went to the hotel [in which the gang were hiding] and asked them to be arrested," Kennedy Agyapong narrated.
He alleged further that, when the gang was arrested, the police asked what they were doing in the hotel and they responded that the "NDC Parliamentary Candidate took them to the hotel".
Mr Agyapong indicated that at the hotel, the police found two Stanbic Bank cheques of five thousand cedis, dated October 19, 2020, signed under the name Paul Ofori-Amoah.
Agyapong stated further that, he has information that some 'powerful individuals' earlier brought the men who have now been arrested to him, so the police should allow him give details about those who are behind the alleged crime.
"I know but I'm leaving that to the security agencies to let him come out with the person who gave those guys to the Swedru NDC Parliamentary Candidate," Agapong further alleged.
"I told you that they [NDC] want to cause fear and panic by killing people, by beating people, by intimidating people, by staging robbery, is that not what is going on?"
He further referenced the alleged leaked tape attributed to Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, the National Chairman of the opposition NDC as evidence of the plans the NDC had for the December presidential and parliamentary elections.
After earlier denying in involvement in the alleged assassination plot against Cynthia Morrison, Paul Ofori-Amoah, was held by the police in the Central Region over the allegations to kill the Minister.
The minister, had alleged that some four persons picked up by the police were plotting to take her life.
Mr Ofori-Amoah, is alleged to have admitted issuing two cheques found with the suspects in their hotel room.
"Police invited Mr Paul Ofori-Amoah who has also reported at the regional headquarters…he has admitted issuing the two bank cheques that were picked by the police at the hotel during the search in the rooms and on the suspects," the Central Regional Police Command said.
DSP Irene Oppong, explained to Joy News that the parliamentary candidate's caution statement has been taken and he is charged with preparations to commit crime and abetment to commit a crime.
She urged the public to volunteer "any information connected to the 4 persons who were arrested on suspicion at Swedru on October 17" to the police on telephone number 18555.
The police, also urged the media to contact them "on all information concerning this case and we are ready to give updates periodically as we continue with our investigations."
DSP Irene Oppong added that Cynthia Morrison, had herself made a formal complaint to the police about the alleged murder plot on her life.