Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram Sam Nettey George has said to the Commission of Inquiry that his trust in the police has shaken, hence his reason he could not hand over bullet casings to the police during investigation.
Mr. George was at the Commission of Inquiry yesterday where he gave his account of what transpired at Ayawaso West Wougon constituency during the By-election where he tendered in bullet casings and one live round which he claim was from the shooting scene at the Ayawaso By-election.
Asked by the Chairman of the Commission why he did not give the said bullet casings to the police to carry out investigations, he said, his trust in the police at the time was shaken and that it is the trust he had in the Commission, hence he tendered in those bullet casings.
“I stated before this Commission how my trust in the Ghana Police Service had been shaken by them standing aloof when I was being assaulted even though there were armed policemen who could have intervened [but] they didn’t. I have exhibited my trust in this Commission by bringing such critical evidence [of the bullet shells] before this Commission because I believe it would help the work of this Commission,” he told the Commission.
He continued: “I came there as a victim of an assault and I went to the police to give a statement [but] the police declined to take my statement at the time that I went there”.
Mr George explained that the cops indicated that they would get in touch subsequently but “they failed to do so, [and] up till now, I have not received a call from the Legon Police Station, it’s over a month”.
Legon police refused to take my statement
The MP reiterated that the Legon police refused to take his statement when he went to lodge a statement about the assault on him.
He said despite being promised a call by the officer he met at the Legon police station that he would be called, the call never came.
He said the only statement he has given to the police was to the CID after his party executives reported the matter.
“But the Legon police has still not taken my statement,” he stressed.