Police in the Ashanti Region have begun investigations into a case of armed robbery on the Member of Parliament for the Nhyiaeso Constituency, Kennedy Kankam.
The legislator and his family were attacked by three masked men with arms at his residence on Saturday and they took away laptops, phones, an unspecified amount of money and a TV set.
The armed men also took away the MP’s Toyota Land Cruiser but later abandoned it around Kwadaso, a suburb of Kumasi.
Police have since retrieved the vehicle as part of its investigations.
According to the police, the MP in his statement said the armed men who were at his residence for about three hours subjected him and his family to inhumane treatment.
The MP also alleged that the armed men also said they were to kill him, but they had forgiven him.
Ashanti Regional Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Godwin Ahianyo said the police are looking into the claim of assassination attempt although current investigations are focused mainly on the robbery.
He further gave assurances that the police are working hard to arrest the perpetrators of the crime.
“We are taking some leads and we hope and pray that very soon we will be able to get the perpetrators arrested. Some CID men were at his residence to pick some leads. We are also pleading with the public to help us by way of giving us information.”
“We are assuring the general public that in due time we will get the perpetrators who committed this act arrested and made to the face the full rigors of the law,” he said.