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Armed officers assaulted me for No reason – Sam George

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The Member of Parliament (MP) for Ningo Prampram, Sam Nartey George, believes his confrontation with members of the National Security team over the assault of a man he believed had been killed, should not have provoked the attack on him by the security operatives.

In his second appearance before the Commission, Mr. Sam George said he confronted the officials based on information available to him at the time, which suggested that the man had been killed, during the violent Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election held last month.

He explained that his confrontation with the national security operatives should have never resulted in the assault on him because he was an unarmed civilian only trying to get his point across.

“My Lord, I was to believe that those were trained officers. The words from the mouth of an unarmed civilian, should never have evoked the kind of violent response that I got.”

A Member of the Commission, Mr. Patrick Acheampong, then cautioned the MP to be more careful in his exchanges with security officials in the future.

Loss of trust

The lawmaker told the Commission that he has not submitted the shell casings to the police because he had lost trust in the law enforcement body.

According to him, on the scene of his assault, there were police officers but none of them bothered to come to his aid.

This, Mr. George said, had shaken the trust he had in the police for which he kept the casings to himself and submitted to the Commission which he said he trusts.

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