A Ghanaian businessman is battling for his life after being assaulted by some workers of Ella Furniture Ltd, a Turkish furniture company on the Spintex Road in Accra.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Barry CSC, Prince Barry, sustained various degrees of injury on his head and other parts of his body after he had been assaulted with sticks. Barry CSC is a construction company located at Kpone.
A police source narrated to DAILY GUIDE that the victim awarded a contract to the Turkish firm to carry out furniture work for him.
According to the information, on April 2018, Prince Barry awarded GH¢63,000 contract to Ella Furniture Ltd to make some furniture for him and paid them over 80 per cent of the contract sum. Per the terms of the contract, both parties agreed for the goods to be delivered by the end of May”.
The source indicated that Ella Furniture Ltd later asked for extension of delivery date to June because they were unable to get some of the raw materials locally.
Barry CSC obliged and assured them payment of their remaining GH¢9, 000 immediately they supply the furniture.
“When Barry CSC contacted Ella Furniture at the end of June to ascertain when the goods would be supplied as a result of pressure from their business partner, the Turkish did not give Barry CSC any good explanation.
“The management of Barry then proceeded to Ella Furniture Ltd. Eventually, misunderstanding ensued. A complaint was lodged with the Mannet Police and the Turkish company promised to deliver the goods last Friday but failed to do so. When management of Barry went to the Turkish for their goods they became furious; one of them used a stick to hit the head of the CEO and blood started gushing out,” the source alleged.
The CEO immediately rushed to lodge a complaint with the Mannet Police where he was issued with police medical report form to attend hospital for treatment and examination.
When Prince Barry was contacted, he confirmed the incident. But the Turkish refused to comment on the matter when this journalist contacted him for his side of the story.
However, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Felix Kwasi Cosmos, the Batsona Divisional Police Commander told DAILY GUIDE that his outfit had opened investigations into the matter.