AWW by-election violence: Commission counts 19 bullet marks at parliamentary aspirant’s home

AWW by-election violence: Commission counts 19 bullet marks at parliamentary aspirant’s home

- The Commission of Inquiry tasked to investigate the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election violence has visited some places in the constituency

- The commission counted 19 bullet marks at the home of the NDC parliamentary aspirant, Delali Kwesi Brempong

- The aim of the visit was to fully appreciate the nature of the incidents that occurred on the election day

The Emile Short commission tasked to investigate reports of violence that marked the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election, has paid a visit to the home of the parliamentary aspirant, Delali Kwesi Brempong.

Myjoyonline.com reports that the aim of the visit was to fully appreciate the effects of the disturbances in the area.

The executive secretary of the commission, Ernest Kofi Abotsi, stated that the visit would help the commission to “synthesize the facts together with the oral evidence left before it by witnesses.”

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According to him, the commissioners “have seen things a thousand words cannot relay.”

He added that the outcome of their work, which is the recommendations, must support the fact on the ground.

Among the spots they prioritized during their visit were the scene of the shooting and the home of the NDC’s Parliamentary candidate in the January 31, 2019 by-elections, Delali Kwesi Brempong.

Abotsi said the commission has taken notice of the gunshot marks on trees and some containers around, as well as the direction of the shots.

On examination, experts on site claimed the shots must have been fired from high-velocity weapons.

They also revealed the shots were targeted, and not meant as warning shots.

Brempong showed the commission some containers where he said caustic soda was kept.

Abotsi noted that the commission would continue its sitting and invite the IGP, David Asante Apeatu, officials of local election observers, CODEO and the Centre for Democratic Development (CDD).

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