Deputy Commissioner of Police Augustine Gyenning, the Regional Commander, told a press conference that what happened was purely a criminal act and the police was treating it as such.
He has therefore asked the media and all those putting political twist to it to stop to enable the police deal with.
The position of the police is however, sharply contradicted by the regional executives of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), who insist, it had political undertones.
The party is accusing the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament (MP) of Manhyia, Dr Mathew Opoku Prempeh, of masterminding, what it said was the unprovoked attack on Mohammed Jibril, alias śMafeusť, one of its polling agents.
Jibril was allegedly shot in both legs and is receiving treatment at Accident and Emergency Centre of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH).
A brother of Jibril was alleged to have received cutlass wounds while a woman, who was standing not far away, was hit by stray bullet.
Meanwhile DCOP Gyenning has appealed to Dr Prempeh, who was said to be present during the incident, to assist the police in their investigations.
No arrests had been made and the
police had given assurance to bring the culprit to justice.
DCOP Gyening said a sister of Jibril, Jamila, who briefed the police on the incident said Dr Prempeh came to their house to campaign for votes and that some members of the household asked for money and T-shirts, something he promised to make available later.
Jibril reportedly on seeing one Gausu
among the group that accompanied the MP asked what he was doing in his house.
This generated into confrontation and
in the process Gausu pulled a locally manufactured pistol and shot at him in
the legs. He fell and Gausu again attacked him with machete.
DCOP Gyenning said a brother of Jibril rushed to his aid and was also attacked.
To help avert any breaches of the law, the police were patrolling the area, he added.