The Alliance for Social Equity and Public Accountability (ASEPA) has filed a criminal complaint against the Member of Parliament for Awutu Senya East, Madam Hawa Koomson.
ASEPA made the complaint in a petition to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service over a disturbance at a voter registration centre in the constituency during which Hawa Koomson has confessed firing a warning shot.
There was a confrontation at the Steps to Christ registration centre in the Awutu Senya East constituency on Monday, July 20, 2020, which led to gunshots being fired and motorbikes being burnt.
Madam Mavis Hawa Koomson has admitted firing the shots but said she did that in self-defence.
ASEPA in its petition to the CID, demanded the immediate arrest of Madam Hawa Koomson and her accomplices.
“We, therefore, demand the immediate arrest of Madam Mavis Hawa Koomson and her men and arraigned before a court in accordance with the laws of the Republic of Ghana.
“We also demand a compensation or restitution package for all the owners of the motorbikes that were burnt down by the hoodlums and any other property that was destroyed in the process.”
We’re yet to invite Hawa Koomson for firing gunshot at registration centre
The Central Regional Police Command says it has started processes to invite the Member of Parliament for the Awutu Senya East Constituency, Mavis Hawa Koomson for questioning.
According to the Public Relations Officer for the Command, DSP Irene Oppong, the processes ought to be followed in inviting the MP.
“We have gathered information through informants and also the media today that there are people who have voluntarily come out to confess their involvement in some of the activities that happened there. They are the people we are inviting to come and help us with investigations. We’ll invite Honourable Mavis Hawa Koomson to come and assist us, but then there is a procedure,” she said in an interview on the Citi Breakfast Show.
“If you intend to invite a sitting MP to come to the police station to assist with the investigation, there is a procedure so we have started the procedure as a police agency and it will be forwarded to her and we expect that she will assist us in this. Police is a procedural work and again we have the service instruction that gives us the directions on how you go about your investigations and we also have the criminal procedure which also aids us in doing our work,” DSP Irene Oppong added.
Below is ASEPA’s petition to CID