ASEPA calls for Hawa Koomson’s arrest over gun violence

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The Alliance for Social Equity and Public Accountability (ASEPA) has filed a Criminal Complaint against the MP for Awutu Senya East, Madam Hawa Koomson, for firing a gun at a registration centre at Kasoa in the Central region.

Among other things ASEPA is demanding the immediate arrest and prosecution of Hawa Koomson and her thugs.

ASEPA is also asking for restitution or compensation for all the owners of the motorbikes that were burnt by Hawa Koomson’s thugs and any property that was destroyed in the process of the ensuing violence.

The MP claimed she gave the warning shot to defend herself after feeling threatened while touring registration centres in the constituency Monday.

“I’m a Member of Parliament, I need to protect myself. It was at dawn; my police escort had not started work yet. So, that is the modus operandi I engaged in his absence,” she told Accra-based Adom FM.

Security analyst Adam Bonaa has urged President Akufo-Addo to sack Mavis Hawa Koomson as Minister of Special Development Initiatives after she admitted firing a gunshot at a registration centre in Kasoa.

“For me, she saying her life was in danger was an afterthought and she’s a disgrace to womanhood. If by the 12 noon today, and she has not resigned, the president should fire her.

“Why did she go to a registration centre with a firearm and not in the company of her personal protection? Also If she knew her life was going to be in danger, why didn’t she call on the police for protection? She [Hawa Koomson] should have known that wielding a gun doesn’t give you the right to discharge it.”

Source: Ghana/


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