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ASEPA Files Criminal Charges Against Hawa Koomson

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The Alliance for Social Equity and Public Accountability (ASEPA) has pressed criminal charges against minister for special development initiatives, Mavis Hawa Koomson for firing a gun at a voters registration centre.

ASEPA is requesting the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) to effect the arrest of Hawa Koomson and all others involved in the incidence which happened at Kasoa.

This comes after Hawa Koomson who doubles as Member of Parliament for Awutu Senya East Constituency admitted to firing a gun at a voters registration centre in her constituecncy.

According to her, she had to do that as an act of self defense because her personal security had not yet reported for work.

“None of my men had guns on then when we got to the centre. I fired the shots myself,” she said.

She added, “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 a mechanism I have adopted in his absence.”

However, the Executive Director of ASEPA, Mensah Thompson in a complaint to the CID insists Hawa Koomson be made to compensate persons whose motorbikes got burnt by her thugs.

“We, therefore, demand the immediate arrest of Madam Hawa Koomson and her men and arraigned before the court in accordance with the laws of the Republic of Ghana,” ASEPA said.

They added, “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.”

Source: GhanaFeed.com

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You Ignored Warnings Over The Western Togoland Issue, Resign Now – Adib Saani To Kan-Dapaah

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Security Analyst and Executive Director of Jatikay Centre for Human Security and Peace Building, Adib Saani has called for the resignation of Minister of National Security, Albert Kan Dapaah after repeated lawlessness by secessionist group, Western Togoland.

According to him, at the peak of the Western Togoland brouhaha, security experts warned government to deal with this issue at once and for all, however, little to nothing was done.

Mr Saani in a statement said, “When this Togoland issue started, some of us within the security space did not spare any moment or mince words, raising serious concerns about their activities and the existential threat they posed to the security of Ghana.

“Unfortunately, over the past few years, they have become more audacious and brazen and we can only expect more. They are able to make strong political statements and control the narrative. They seem to be succeeding in bullying government into submission. They have succeeded in disrupting lives and holding the nation hostage.

“Soon, we might go beyond condemning their actions to asking them what their demands are. With a heavy heart, I predict they might start targeting critical infrastructure. They have the capacity and geographical advantage (forest cover and international border) to engage in an asymmetrical warfare that could be hard to win.

“We ignored the early warning signs and thought this was all a joke. We arrest and release, re-arrest and release again. Despite the presence of intelligence officers, they have largely failed to gather actionable intel in real-time.

“Going forward, the over 100 kilometre Accra – Atimpoku – Juapong stretch is very crucial and needs permanent detachment stationed within that enclave. The Adome Bridge and the dam are high-value targets that we cannot trade-off. Let us invest in human security because largely, these secessionists have some level of Community support.

“Let us collaborate more effectively with Togolese authorities so the group does not engage in cross border activities and the trafficking of weapons to oil their seeming war machine.

Source: GhanaFeed.com

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Kennedy Agyapong Pleads Not Guilty In Court After His Tape Was Played To Him

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Controversial MP for Assin Central, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong has pleaded NOT GUILTY in a contempt trial after he allegedly insulted a judge.

The lawmaker’s NOT GUILTY plea came after his offense was read out to him by the court clerk.

The maverick politician was made to listen to a tape containing the alleged contemptuous comments after his plea.

The case has once again been adjourned to 28th September 2020.

More Soon……………….

Source: GhanaFeed.Com

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Journalists Prevented From Covering Kennedy Agyapong Contempt Case Due To ‘Instructions From Above’

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Journalists who were present to cover proceedings for the contempt case involving Assin Central Member of Parliament, Kennedy Agyapong were prevented from covering the proceedings.

Kennedy Agyapong is currently being charged with contempt after raining insults and threats on a judge who granted an injunction against him over a disputed piece of land.

According to Citinews,  members of the Judicial Press Corps present at the Court were prohibited from entering the premises.

Police personnel present explained their actions for turning away journalists as only following ‘instructions from above’.

The report, however, adds that after long exchanges between the pressmen and the police, representatives were sent into the courtroom on behalf of all the media houses present at the court.

Source: GhanaFeed.com

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