The Winneba Police has arrested the Chief of Effutu Ansaful, Neenyi Ansaful III, for assaulting a-48-year old taxi driver at Winneba.
Assistant Superintendent of Police, Reverend John Agbemaiese, Crime Officer of the Winneba Police Command, told the Ghana News Agency that on April 23, 2017 at about 1400 hours, the alleged victim, Victor Apetogbor, came to the station with the left eye swollen, and reported having been assaulted by one Neenyi Ansaful III without any provocation.
He said the suspect was arrested and after their investigations, he will be arraigned before the court.
Mr Apetogbor told the GNA that, his family bought a parcel of land at the cost of One Hundred and Ten Thousand Ghana Cedis (110,000.00) from the Chief at Ansaful near Winneba Junction.
According to him, they went to the site recently only to find out that the pillars they erected on it had been removed and replaced with trips of sand and blocks by unknown persons.
He said they reported the matter to the chief who promised to refund their money.
Mr. Apetogbor said after over three months, all efforts to get the chief to retrieve the said money failed, saying on April 13th, 2017, he spotted the chief in another taxi in Winneba Township and he stopped the car.
He said he spoke to the chief and both of them agreed to go to the police station. He said as he turned his taxi to follow them to the police station, the car in which the chief was seated sped off towards Nsuakyere, a community in Effutu.
He said he chased them and managed to overtake the car.
He said he opened the front door to speak to the chief who was then sitting at the back seat, but the chief responded by giving him a hefty blow to his left eye.
He said he then rushed to report the matter at the Winneba Police station.