Ayawaso Violence: Family of victims deny donation by Lydia Alhassan

Ayawaso Violence: Family of victims deny donation by Lydia Alhassan

Family of a victim of the Ayawaso West Wuogon shooting incident has denied reports of Lydia Alhassan donating GH¢5k to them.

The family of Ishau Yaro, a man severely injured during the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election attacks, released a statement refuting reports that newly-elected Member of Parliament, Lydia Alhassan, donated GH¢5,000 to the victims.

In the statement signed by Ibrahim Musah on behalf of the family, they were unaware of any donation either from her, her assigns or any official of government official either to Ishau himself, any member of the family with him at the hospital or assigns.

Ayawaso Violence: Family of victims deny donation by Lydia Alhasan

Source:Maa Lydia NPP in the hospital Maa Lydia attending to a victim at the hospital. Photo credit: Michael Yirenkyi
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He said for the avoidance of doubt, they crosschecked with all persons officially assigned to take care of their son at the hospital.

"We can authoritatively say, without any scintilla of contradiction, that no donation came to us from the outfit of Madam Lydia Alhassan," he said.

He said even if there was such donation for the upkeep of Ishau Yaro, it would have gone to the Okaikoi Central Treasurer of the National Democratic Congress who had been the sole receiver of funds from national, regional and constituency executives of the NDC for the upkeep of their brother.

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In a Facebook post sighted by YEN.com.gh, the lawmaker, popularly known as Maa Lydia, was seen in photos talking to a man lying in a hospital bed.

Accompanying her were the deputy minister of information, Pius Hadzidze and the national organiser of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Sammy Awuku.

It was during the visit to the hospital that Maa Lydia allegedly made the donation of the GHC 5000 to the victims.

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