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Arrest, prosecute “criminal” NDC meeting gunman – Gov’t to Police

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The Government of Ghana has condemned the shooting incident that took place at the National Democratic Congress’ office in the Ashanti Region on Monday, 18 February 2019, which resulted in the death of one person and the injuring of another.

One person died leaving several others injured when chaos erupted amidst gunshots during a meeting which was being chaired by the General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress Johnson Asiedu Nketia.

The Ashanti regional Police Command has declared four persons alleged to be members of pro-NDC vigilante group “The Hawks” wanted over the shooting incident.

In a statement, the Police revealed that the suspects are Warrior, Damous, Migyima and Abu Tariban. The crime scene has also been cordoned off to enable the police conduct investigations.

The government, in a statement signed by Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, expressed its condolences to the bereaved family, wished the injured victim a speedy recovery and urged the police to speed up investigations to bring the perpetrators to book.

The government reiterated that “violence should be eschewed from all spheres of our national life.”

The statement also said citizens and groups must desist from “actions that create a state of insecurity in our nation”.

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