Short Commission: Sam George changes key details in his story

Short Commission: Sam George changes key details in his story

- MP for Ningo-Prampram, Sam George, has appeared before the Emile Short commission for the second time

- He reportedly changed aspects of his story, as he claimed that four shots were fired at him

- He again stated that he heard 30 gunshots, which contrasted with his earlier claim of 40 shots

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Ningo Prampram, Sam George, has reportedly changed key details about his version of the incident at Ayawaso West Wuogon, during the by-election on Thursday, January 31, 2019.

Per a report by, he, on Tuesday, February 26, 2019, stated that four shots were fired at him.

According to him, he said the shots were fired whilst he took to his heels after being assaulted by men purported to be officers of the National Security Agency.

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Sam George Source:
Source: UGC

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He added that the shooting started after he had an engagement with a member of the National Security he referred to as “Double.”

On Monday February 25, 2019, he appeared before Emile Short’s Commission of Inquiry, for the first time, and testified that he heard 40 gunshots on the day of the shooting incident.

On his second appearance, he however stated that heard 30 gunshots, and this prompted Justice Emile Short to remind him about the fact that he mentioned 40 gunshots in his earlier submission.

However, George responded by saying that he heard about 40 gunshots and not exactly 40 gunshots.

He again told the commission that the shooting incident occurred after a scuffle between personnel of National Security and a “dispersing” crowd.

He went on to say shots were fired into the crowd from the direction where the crowd were previously standing.

Reports of violence were recorded during the by-election, and armed men reportedly assaulted George.

The parliamentary candidate for the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Lydia Seyram Alhassan won, and has been sworn in as an MP.

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