Short Commission recommends removal of DSP Azugu and prosecution of ‘Double’

Short Commission recommends removal of DSP Azugu and prosecution of ‘Double’

- Emile Short commission recommends criminal prosecution of Sam George

- 'Double', is a member of the SWAT team who slapped the Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram during the Ayawaso by-elections

The Justice Emile Short commission of inquiry into the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election violence has recommended the prosecution of a national security operative Mr. Ernest Akomea also known as "Double”.

The three-member commission stated that “Double” be criminally prosecuted for the “for the unauthorized possession of firearms under section 192(1) of the Criminal Offences Act.”

He was accused by Ningo-Prampram MP, Sam George of firing shots at La Bawaleshie during the violence but denied the allegations before the Commission.

Short Commission recommends removal of DSP Azugu and prosecution of ‘Double’

'Double' when he appeared before Emile Short Commission. Source:
Source: UGC

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During the commission’s hearing, ”Double" dominated the headlines when he revealed that he was admitted into the national security after only three weeks of training.

The report also recommended that the commander of the SWAT team at the National Security Council Secretariat, DSP Samuel Kojo Azugu be removed from his current post and reassigned.

The report said DSP Azugu failed to “appropriately command and control the SWAT team of which he had charge during the operation at the La Bawaleshie school polling station

The three-member Commission was tasked to probe the events of the violence which occurred during the Ayawaso-West Wuogon by-election.

It started its public hearings at the Christiansborg Castle, Osu, Accra on February 14, 2019 and submitted its report on March 14, 2019.

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The three-member commission was chaired by Justice Emile Short, the other members of the commission were Mrs Henrietta Mensah Bonsu, legal luminary and Mr Patrick K. Acheampong, former Inspector General of Police.

Mr Ernest Kofi Abotsi, former Dean of the Faculty of Law, GIMPA and a private legal practitioner, served as Secretary to the Commission.

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