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JOSEPH Yammin, a top member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), is angry over the decision by the police to interrogate him over the shooting at the NDC Ashanti Regional office, which claimed one life.

He stated categorically that he was absent when the Hawks and the NDC Taskforce, of the NDC, clashed violently at the party office some few days ago.

According to Yammin, he is surprised that he had been invited and interrogated by the police as an eyewitness in a case, which happened when he was nowhere near the NDC party office at Amakom in Kumasi.

“It was our General Secretary, Asiedu Nketiah, who invited me, Evans Amankwa and Brogya Genfi to visit the party office that fateful day for an important party meeting in the Ashanti regions at 11 am.

“On that morning, I had just finished eating at Abuasua Restaurant near Stadiun around 10 am when Appiah Stadium called that I should not come to the party office because there is a shooting incident there.

“After the conversation with Appiah Stadium, I turned back my vehicle and headed to my house in peace. In fact, I did not go near the party office but the police have invited me as an eyewitness in case that I did not witness”.

Yammin said as a law-abiding citizen, he would cooperate with the police. However, he stated that he still doesn’t understand why he has been made to witness in a case that happened when he was not around.

He stated that rumours that he (Yammin) led the Hawks to the NDC office on the day of the shooting is a blatant lie, adding that it is also never true that he supplies weapons to the Hawks for their activities.

The Hawks and the NDC Taskforce, two deadly vigilante groups in the NDC, clashed violently at the NDC party office last week Monday when the party leadership were in a meeting at the place.

During the violent clash, Abdul Wasiu, who was 35 years old and a member of the NDC Taskforce, was shot about six times by the Hawks, led by one Warrior, leading to Wasiu’s death.

The police has so far declared 12 people wanted in connection with the case but no arrest had been made yet, so far.


FROM Marian Winful Fouillard, Kumasi

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