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I shot in self-defense – Hawa Koomson


Member of Parliament for Awutu Senya East, Mavis Hawa Koomson has confessed she fired a warning shot at the ‘Step to Christ’ polling station in Kasoa on Monday 20th July 2020.

Speaking on an Accra-based radio station Adom FM, Hawa Koomson said she shot the gun out of self-defence and needed to protect herself.

“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 said.

Meanwhile, her gunshot at the polling centre sparked chaos with electoral commission officials running for cover and the registration being brought to an end and arresting Four persons following the chaos.

However, MP for Okaikoi South Constituency, Ahmed Arthur has said he doesn’t think the MP’s first decision was to pull a gun.

“I don’t think she pulling a gun in the first place was her option, the issue must be treated holistically and also lets nit just jump inclusion, let’s wait for issues to unfold, and proper investigations done” he noted.

Meanwhile, the Kasoa Divisional Police Commander, Chief Superintendent Charles Ampem Koosonu revealed his outfit acted immediately the incident happened and upon swift patrols in and around Kasoa environs arrested a pickup where they arrested these suspects.

By Amos Ekow Coffie |

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