A low-level propaganda has been activated against the Education Minister, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, on an incident that happened in 2012 in Kumasi, the Ashanti Regional capital.
Minutes after Dr. Prempeh, popularly called Napo, had finished speaking on some radio stations last Monday on a wide range of political issues, various social media platforms went wild with information that a gun belonging to the Member of Parliament for Manhyia South Constituency in the Ashanti Region was used in a shooting incident.
Those in the thick of affairs went further to say that the MP ran away to the United Kingdom after the incident, something which is palpably false.
In a report that was circulated as part of the dirty game against the minister, it was stated in one breath that the MP was the person who shot and wounded Marfuss Jibrine, an activist of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), during a house-to-house campaign exercise.
In that same report, it was also stated that it was another person who shot Jibrine, using a gun belonging to Dr. Prempeh.
What is making the whole propaganda laughable is the fact that shooting at another person is a crime under the laws of Ghana.
Interestingly, Dr. Prempeh was not charged with any offence, not even for possessing a firearm.
In that same report, Dr. Prempeh was said to have run away to Mauritius, an indication that the reportage that has become the reference of the propagandists is not true.
Checks by The Inquisitor have revealed that Dr. Prempeh has never owned a gun or any other deadly or offensive weapon in his entire life.
Indeed, the MP was questioned during investigations into the shooting incident, but nothing incriminating was found against him.
Below Is The Report Being Used By Propagandists