New Patriotic Party (NPP) Parliamentary Candidate for the Cape Coast North Constituency in the Central Region, Barbara Asher Ayisi, has strongly insisted that her attacker cannot be a mad man as is being speculated by section of the public.
According to her, the conduct of the young man by way of how he was able to locate her home and was shouting ‘I want to kill the NPP MP’ when summed up does not point to the attacker being mentally unstable.
“The young man cannot be said to be mad, when he entered the house there were three cars parked in the yard, he vandalized only the one branded with my campaign posters and was shouting he wants to kill me, such a person knows clearly what he was doing.”
The Parliamentary aspirant escaped an attack on Saturday by a man who entered her house with a knife, a hammer and other weapons supposedly to attack her.
The suspect who was arrested by the police, broke into the house of the parliamentary candidate with a kitchen knife and the iron rod, but was hurriedly stopped by residents who noticed him.
The suspect was severely beaten until police came to his rescue. The police subsequently took him to the Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital for a medical test of his mental status.
However speaking to Fiifi Banson on Anopa Kasapa, Mrs Barbara Asher Ayisi expressed surprised as to why the police sent the attacker to the Psychiatric hospital.
“I just don’t understand why the police did that, I’m on the Interberton road, and the Interberton hospital is just a stone throw away from my home. I think there is a mistake somewhere; I hear they claim is mad. This is the way we wrongly conclude that people are mad and they end up killing others. I’ve learnt psychology and the young man’s behavior does not point to mental instability. All he was saying was I will kill the NPP MP, how was he able to locate my house. This so called madness is exceptional.”
She added: “Don’t let us take such things for granted. We can’t afford to lose innocent people by looking on for such seemingly mad persons to parade freely.”
Mrs Barbara Asher Ayisi said she will do a follow up on the matter later Monday morning to abreast herself with how far investigations into the case have gone