A policeman escaped possible lynching at the hands of some men believed to be thugs at Techiman in the Bono East Region when he was shot during the ongoing limited registration exercise by the Electoral Commission across the country.
According to a report by TV3, the said police officer, whose name is not given, was targeted after some violence erupted at one of the registration centers in the town.
The report indicated that in the moment, the police stationed there fired some warning shots as a way of warding off the violence, but some thugs then targeted one of the policemen.
“On Thursday, September 14, the Vatican City Electoral Commission registration center in Techiman witnessed violence, leading to the police firing warning shots.
“According to reports, some thugs attacked an anti-robbery police officer and begun assaulting him. In an attempt to escape, the officer fired warning shots to protect his life,” the TV3 report stated.
Following this incident, some executives of the National Democratic Congress at Techiman alleged that the shooting incident in the area was a plan of the New Patriotic Party to cause mayhem in the 2024 general elections.
Speaking at a press conference, one of the leaders of the party blamed the NPP for the violence that occurred on Thursday, September 14, 2023, at the Vatican City registration center at Techiman.
The NDC further alleged that this was part of a larger strategy to intimidate people.