- MP for Awutu Senya East, Mavis Hawa Koomson, has been invited by the Police for questioning
- The Central Regional Police Command also seized her gun
- The MP and Minister shot her gun at a registration centre in Kasoa on Monday, July 20
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Police in the Central Region have confirmed retrieval of the gun used by MP for Awutu Senya East following the chaos that erupted at the constituency in the ongoing voter registration exercise.
The lawmaker also submitted documents covering the weapon after she honored an invitation extended to her by the Central Regional Police Command Friday, July 24.
The police said it has since taken her statement as the case is further moved to the CID Headquarters in Accra pending advice from the Attorney General’s Department.
“Police have retrieved a weapon and ammunitions together with license covering the weapon”, a spokesperson for the police at the Central Regional Police Headquarters, DSP Irene Oppong said.
She also opined that the case docket has been handed to the CID Headquarters in Accra for the case to continue.
Mrs Koomson has since been released. The police spokesperson did not confirm or deny whether the lawmaker has been charged.
“This is beyond surprise,” said legal practitioner Samson Lardy Anyenini who was commenting on the matter.
Koomson who is also the Minister for Special Development Initiatives has come under fire over a warning shot at Steps to Christ voter registration during a confrontation between members of the National Democratic Congress and New Patriotic Party.
Her action has received widespread criticisms from the public with some people calling for her resignation and prosecution, although some members of her party have said such calls are unnecessary.
Several civil society organizations, religious groups, and the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) had demanded her immediate arrest and prosecution over the unfortunate incident.
Some have also called for her resignation or outright dismissal.
After the confrontation which led to gunshots being fired and motorbikes being burned, Hawa Koomson explained that she fired the shot in self-defense.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Communications Minister, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, has been instructed to suspend a directive to the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) to shut down three of its Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) channels.
The directive to the communications minister came from President Akufo-Addo through his director of communication for the presidency, Eugene Arhin.
In a statement issued on Thursday, July 23, the President requested that the decision be put on hold to allow for further consultation with stakeholders.
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