The victim is battling for his life at the hospital

A branch secretary of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Awutu Senya West constituency, Mr Emmanuel Kwame Lartey, has hacked his fellow party man, Mr Ebenezer Akrade, a branch youth organiser, with a machete over some GHS600 given them during the 2020 polls by Gizella Tetteh Agbotui, the current MP for the constituency.

The money was meant to be shared among the constituency executives but Mr Lartey pocketed the money for himself.

For almost a year, Mr Lartey had allegedly refused to give the other executives their share despite several demands to that end.

On Thursday, 16 September 2021, the victim, Mr Akrade, made an umpteenth attempt to get his share of the money from Mr Lartey, resulting in his hacking by the latter.

The confrontation occurred around 1 pm when the organiser met the cutlass-wielding secretary who was on his way to the farm.

The secretary, according to eyewitness accounts, after having been confronted by the orgainiser, inflicted deep machete wounds on the victim, who is currently battling for his life at the hospital.

The suspect turned himself in after the incident.