- The Central Regional Police Command has arrested Mavis Hawa Koomson
- Her arrest is in connection with her publicly firing a gun
- The police say she is assisting with investigations
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The Ghana Police Service has reportedly arrested the Member of Parliament (MP) for Awutu Senya East Constituency, Mavis Hawa Koomson, in the Central Region.
According to a news report by Myjoyonline.com, the Special Development Initiatives minister was arrested on Friday, July 24, 2020, and is being interrogated by the regional command.
Her arrest comes on the back of a misunderstanding at a voter registration centre in Kasoa on Monday, July 20, 2020.
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The incident at the registration centre led to the minister firing a gun.
Madam Koomson said she fired the shot to scare and threaten some thugs who were present at the scene.
Her action received massive condemnation from the public and political opponents. The National Democratic Congress and some respected people in society have all called for her resignation.
But the MP’s political party, the New Patriotic Party, in a statement released on Thursday, July 23, said the calls for her resignation are premature.
Meanwhile, some four suspects who were also arrested in connection with the disturbance have been granted bail.
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A Cape Coast Circuit Court presided by Dorinda Smith Arthur granted them bail to the tune of GHc 30,000 each with two sureties, for which one must be a government worker whose net salary is GHc 2,000.
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh earlier reported that an Accra Circuit Court presided over by Ellen Asamoah has adjourned the case involving Nana Appiah Mensah, popularly known as NAM1, and two others to September 7, 2020.
It followed a request by the prosecutor for more time to enable the team to prepare their case and offer further advice to the court on the matter.
NAM1, the chief executive officer of the now-defunct gold dealership firm, Menzgold, is facing charges of defrauding by false pretense.
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