May 6, 2016

The Member of Parliament for Okere in the Eastern region Dan Botwe survived an armed robbery attack on Friday dawn after he was robbed at gunpoint in his Tema residence.

The Chief Whip of the Minority in Parliament is said to have been held hostage for about 45 minutes by the attackers during which they made away with properties including laptops, mobile phones and an undisclosed amount of money.

The Police were said to have arrived at the MP’s residence when the robbers had left with their booty.

Emmanuel Ataffah, Special Aide to the former General Secretary of the NPP in an interview with Fiifi Banson onAnopa Kasapa on Kasapa FM stated that Hon. Botwe’s security man whose account of the incident sounds contradictory is currently being held by the Police as investigations commence into the robbery.

The attack has left many Parliamentarians worried over their security as the gruesome murder of their late colleague MP for Abuakwa North, Joseph Boakye Danquah in his house early this year is still fresh in the minds of Legislators and the rest of the public.