New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary candidate for Odododiodoo, Nii Lante Bannerman has insisted Nii Lante Vanderpuye was brutalized by some former members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) who have now joined the NPP and not National Security personnel as claimed.
Speaking to JoyNews Mr Bannerman said, “from what I gather, there are these boys who have converted from the NDC to the NPP. I have told them that if they have issues with him (the MP) they should find ways of settling it.”
“As an MP, he should also find ways of approaching these guys and settling whatever scores he has with them.”
Mr Vanderpuye had told JoyNews’ Joseph Ackah-Blay that he had deployed a journalist to take pictures of some projects he had undertaken in his constituency but later learned he had been arrested.
He said upon hearing the news he was troubled so he headed to the police station to intervene. The legislator claims that upon his arrival at the James Town Police Station, 12 persons from the National Security some of whom had guns by their sides approached him and hit him in the chest.
They asked him to leave the area and proceeded to land slaps and punches on his face. According to him, it took the intervention of the police to stop the operatives from further assaulting him.