Osofo Kyiriabosom’s younger pastor brutalise some GUM polling agents over unpaid money
About 150 polling Agents for the Ghana Union Movement (GUM) have been allegedly beaten by a younger pastor of Christian Kwabina Andrews popularly known as Osofo Kyiriabosom for demanding their unpaid allowance.
According to them, they were supposed to be given Ghc250 for their job as polling agents in the just ended 2020 General Elections.
They said a younger pastor by name Jacob slapped and sprayed pepper spray into their eyes when they trouped the church premise at Odokor.
Meanwhile the irate agents, on Wednesday after the attack vandalised property of the party’s flagbearer, at his Life Assembly Worship Centre (LAWC) church, at Odorkor in Accra.
The party agents stormed the church premises to demand unpaid money from Osofo Kyiriabosom, who contested the recent presidential election on the ticket of GUM, in the December 7, 2020 General Election.
The agents became violent and hurled stones, destroying five glass windows, at the church premises, which is the party’s headquarters during the absence of the presidential candidate.
The Accra Regional Police Command Public Relations Officer (PRO) Deputy Superintendent (DSP) Effia Tenge, confirmed the story to the media, in Accra yesterday.
She said police last Wednesday received information that the church was under attack, and the Odorkor Divisional Police Commander Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Baffour Apenteng led a team of police to the scene.
DSP Tenge said on arrival, the police observed that the attackers had vacated the church premises, but had caused damage to five glass windows, indicating that “broken glasses and stones were found scattered at the scene.”
DSP Tenge said the scene was photographed and on the spot investigation revealed that “the owner of the church, who was presidential candidate of GUM, during the elections, employed some party agents, numbering at least 300, who have since not been paid their stipend, converged to demand their unpaid money, but later became violent and started throwing stones at the church premises.”
DSP Tenge said police have been deployed to the church premises, to prevent further destruction and violence.