The Youth and Sports Minister, has finally emerged from his hide out without the injury he reportedly suffered during Monday’s brawl in Parliament over the E-Levy.
Mustapha Ussif’s aide, Jamaludeen A. Abdullah and the Majority Chief Whip and Member of Parliament, Nsawam-Adoagyiri, Frank Annor Dompreh, had claimed that a sharp object believed to be a razor blade was used to cut the minister underneath one of his eyes during the brawl, leaving him bleeding profusely.
The whole of Tuesday, the minister was not seen in public, however, his colleagues and aide jumped from media platform to media platform, speaking about the alleged injury and medical treatment.
Speaking on Accra-based Neat FM, Mr Annor Dompreh, in particular, insisted he saw the minister who doubles as the MP for Yagaba-Kubori, heavily bleeding, while being rushed to a hospital for treatment, although The Herald is aware Parliament has a state of the art clinic that treats MPs, Speakers and ex-Speakers.
However, he has since emerged without any injury on him. He has no plaster either.
He had been seen behind his desk in his office with his aide by him.
It is not clear, yet if one could say the Minister lied.
The Herald, had casted doubts on the extent of Mustapha Ussif’s injuries, demanding his medical records and the health facility was treated to be made public as his colleague the Nsawam-Adoagyiri MP, indicated that a probe would be initiated to fish out the perpetrator.
“What are we doing to ourselves? How can you cut the face of your colleague MP? The cameras and footages are there and we will all get to know who did that. If we [Majority] are lying too we will find out, we will find out,” Frank Annor Dompreh said on Accra-based Neat FM.
Although, his shirt was seen visibly shredded while in the process of shoving some of his colleagues from the Speaker’s sitting area, he was never seen bleeding from an injury.
But his aide, Jamaludeen insists “It is true that hon. Mustapha Ussif suffered some cuts around his eye but I can tell you that he is very fine. There is a cut around his eye but he is doing very fine.”
Yesterday, the house decided to suspend sitting sine die. It is expected that the house will reconvene in January 2022.
Nsawam-Adoagyiri MP, claimed that he and his colleagues, were devastated, following the incident as the victim was bleeding and had to be rushed to the hospital.
According to him, the issue must not be swept under the carpet, urging all and sundry to watch the footage and condemn the act.
“We must name and shame the MP involved. Even if it is the Majority, we must do so because the path we are treading is disgusting and we need to do something about it,” he cautioned.
Jamaludeen, had told various media houses that Mustapha Ussif, sustained a cut from a sharp object close to the eyes, but is recovering from the incident, and stated that the MP for Yagaba-Kubori is hale and hearty and discharging his duties as both MP and Minister.