General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketiah has lambasted Mr. Joe Forson the eyewitness who described his account of the gun attack as false.
Mr. Nketiah speaking in an interview with Kwame Tutu on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm said, he was shocked Mr. Forson described his account as fabricated.
The account by Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketiah that some masked armed men attacked and harassed him last Monday near Suhum on the Kumasi-Accra highway was challenged by Mr. Forson.
Mr Joe Forson, said he was the motorist Mr Asiedu Nketiah described in his account as the person the armed men attempted to beat up, when they stopped his [Forson] vehicle which was moving ahead of that of Mr Asiedu Nketiah.
But responding to the eyewitness account Mr. Nketiah said the account by Mr. Forson shows that he had a connection with the attackers because ‘’you were aware what they were doing to me behind you and yet you will come out and say my gun attack account was false.’’
The chief scribe of the NDC has therefore challenged the police to invite Mr. Forson and interrogate him because it seems he knows a lot about the attack.
He also revealed that he has in his custody an audio recording of what transpired at the scene and so if he [Forson] insists that I [Nketiah] was not attacked, then he should prepare for the battle ahead. He should go and ask about the ‘Kwasiebi Nti’ case and find out from the guy who alleged that I have constructed a luxurious apartment when I had not.’’
Asiedu Nketiah advised Mr. Forson to decline from making any further false submission about the case and if anyone is pushing him to do that, he should stop or else he would be in a serious trouble.
He further called for a full scale investigation into the matter.
In Mr Asiedu Nketiah’s account of the incident last Monday in a radio interview on Asempa FM s 'Ekosii Sen' programme, he said the AK 47-armed masked men were in a Toyota Tundra with registration number GT 666-12
He said the men banged on his [Asiedu Nketiah's] vehicle, bypassed him and stopped the vehicle ahead of him and attempted to beat up the driver.
Mr Asiedu Nketiah subsequently concluded that the banging on his car and the entire incident was an attack on his person and subsequently telephoned the Minister of National Security, Mr Albert Kan Dapaah to inform him about it.
After that, he resorted to the radio station to narrate what had happened.
However, recounting his version of what happened on Asempa FM’s 'Ekosii Sen' programme on Tuesday, Mr Forson, a businessman said it was not true that Mr Asiedu Nketiah was attacked.
He said he rather was the one the armed men stopped.
He explained that a convoy of vehicles came to bypass him on that day and when he thought all the vehicles had left, he followed them but along the line, the Toyota Tundra with the armed men came from behind and stopped him.
Meanwhile, Mr. Nketiah said Mr. Forson told him he works at the Flagstaff House. ‘’We have his voice recording if he is unaware. We also took his number and called and recorded all he said on phone. And so if he is lying today, what does it say about the case?
''Any serious investigator will invite and interogate him,'' he stressed.