The Youth Wing of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) is concerned by reports that the case against Member of Parliament for Awutu Senya East and Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture, Mavis Hawa Koomson, for firing gunshots at Steps to Christ Voters Registration Centre on July 20, 2020, has been dropped.
According to the NDC youth, they became aware of the development when the MP granted a media interview on Tuesday, August 24 where she “revealed that the Criminal Investigations Department of the Ghana Police Service have had to discontinue its case against her… for want of evidence”.
A statement signed by the party’s National Youth Organizer, George Opare Addo, said the NDC is not enthused.
“The NDC is appalled and scandalized by this brazen abuse of State power by the Akufo Addo/Bawumia government and the Police CID to free a self-confessed trigger happy marauding gangster and her hoodlums.
“It is more worrying when the Minister confessed that after she was invited by the Central Regional CID on July 2020 for questioning, and a supposed docket on the case was forwarded to CID Headquarters in Accra, she never heard of the Police CID until it became clear to her that the Police had no evidence to prosecute her and her brigands”, parts of the statement reads.
The NDC youth said they had hoped that the new Inspector General of Police, Dr George Akuffo Dampare would have acted differently on assuming office, but that, according to them has not been the case. They believe the new IGP came to succeed, and continue to run a bad police administration.
“It was expected that the applauds and commendations that greeted Dr George Akuffo Dampare’s appointment as acting Inspector General of Police would toughen him to stamp his authority to ensure the Police administration regained the confidence and trust of the citizenry. Unfortunately, however, the acting IGP’s first achievement was to kowtow to the dictates of the appointing authority to free Hawa Koomson who had openly confessed to firing gunshots in a public place without lawful authority.”
They are also calling on Ghanaians to “fiercely protect and defend themselves when dealing with any element associated with the Addo/Bawumia government.”