Ningo-Prampram Member of Parliament, Sam Nartey George, has disclosed to the Commission of Inquiry probing the Ayawaso West Wuogon violence that, a security personnel at the legon police station refused to take his statement after he reported an assault case at the La Bawaleshie area during the by-election.
According to Sam George,”I was told to go and that someone will call me but they did not take my statement and I asked the Officer on duty, I’m coming to report, at least take my statement but she took my phone number and said I should go and that I will be called”.
”It took 72 hours for me to receive a call from Superintendent Afful from National CID and he said he was part of investigation that has been commissioned by the IGP based on the complaint he received, which was in no way related to my visit to the Legon police station,” he added.
The Ningo-Prampram Member of Parliament also refuted claims that he deliberately provoked the National Security operative who assaulted him during the by-election.
Mr. Sam George explained that he only sought to ask the National Security operative he identified as Mohammed Sule if he was a “national security operative or a party agent.”
“The last issue I want to address is that I provoked the National security operative. My Lord, I have recounted to this commission what my dialogue with them was. All I asked was: ‘are you a national security operative or a party officer ?’ That is all I asked my Lord.” – he indicated.
Six people were shot at the Bawaleshie polling centre of the constituency, compelling the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) to withdraw from the exercise citing safety concerns.
Voters were electing a new Member of Parliament (MP) for the area in the by-election necessitated by the demise of the incumbent Emmanuel Kyeremanteng Agyarko last year, representing the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Today is the fifth day since the Emile Short led commission began its public hearing and it has requested members of the public wishing to submit information, statements, or other relevant materials to do so through their secretariat.
It has former Dean of the Faculty of Law of GIMPA and private legal practitioner, Mr. Ernest Kofi Abotsi as its Secretary.
Henrietta Mensah Bonsu and Patrick K. Acheampong are also members of the Commission. The commission has been given one month to complete its work.