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‘Double was coached to lie’ – Sam George

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Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram, Samuel Nartey George has responded to claims made by national security operative, Bright Ernest Akomea, popularly known as Double that, he circumvent the laws of the country to accommodate the lawmaker on two occasions.

According to him, whatever was disclosed by the witness at the Commission sitting on Tuesday was mere fabrications and lies just to tarnish his reputation.

Speaking through an interpreter, Double told the Emile Short Commission investigating the violent activities at the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election on Tuesday that he, at least broke the country’s law twice for the MP.

“At a point when I was at my position at the VIP lounge of the Kotoka International Airport, he wanted some people to use the VIP lounge but they were not supposed to and I allowed them,” he said.

He said at another time, Sam George said AMA guards had clamped his car and were towing it after he parked at the wrong place and he intervened again for him.

According to him, the former presidential staffer informed him that he will be making an appearance at the Commission to testify two days earlier.

However the Member of Parliament responding to the claims in an interview on Citi FM’s EyeWitness News hosted by Umaru Sanda Amadu, said Double was coached to tell lies before the Commission.

”Double claim, I called him before I made appearance at the commission. I dare him to show prove, my call log can easily settle this. Due to technology as well, it’ll be easy for my service provider to assertain to the claims.” – he said.

According to the lawmaker, he only knew Double far back in 2016 during the general election where he was providing security to top officials of the current government adding that, all the claims by Double today was well rehearsed and trained by top National Security Officials to him.

Political vigilantism in Ghana

The phenomenon of vigilantism has become a topical issue in the country following a surge in acts of physical attacks carried out by members of vigilante groups aligned to Ghana’s major political parties, NDC and NPP.

Some of these attacks have resulted in death and injuries on victims including innocent citizens.

Recently, the presence of some masked and armed men at a polling station during the Ayawaso Wuogon by-election sparked conversations on the matter.

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