Artisan alleges brutalities by Deputy Defence Minister, Petitions Chief of Staff

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…after he was Alleged Slapped by Deputy Minister Defence

The DEPUTY MINISTER for Defence, Major (Rtd) Derek Oduro, is said to have physically assaulted an artisan who has reacted by petitioning the Chief of Staff’s office against the conduct of the Minister.

Mr. Ofosu Appiah, a native of Ashanti Mampong recounted his ordeal in the petition:

“Hon Derrick Oduro on Saturday, 10th November 2018 at about 9:00 am came to my workplace with three army officers and without any provocation, gave me a heavy slap. One of the three armed officers also gave me three heavy slaps.”

Mr. Appiah who is an aluminium fabricator, said he was contracted by the deputy Minister to make some sliding windows where a deal of Ghc 500 was reached. According to the petitioner, an amount of GHc 200 was paid initially after he was asked to deliver the windows and place them in a room (unfixed until a later date) shown him by Major Oduro.

The petitioner said a year later, the Deputy Minister called him to finally come and fix the windows. But upon inspecting the windows, he realized some of them were broken after being moved from the room he had initially kept them.

The embattled artisan said he suspected the new caretaker of the deputy minister may have been responsible for cracking the windows.

“Surprisingly, Hon. Derek Oduro maintained that he does not care about the broken windows and that his only interest is to get the windows fixed, irrespective of how it got broken,” Mr. Ofosu Appiah recalled.

In the petition, he said he went ahead to fix only the unbroken windows. This apparently angered the minister who launched an attack on him.

The petitioner is demanding justice from the petition forwarded to the Chief of Staff, Madam Frema Opare.

Source: What’sup News

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