General News Thu, 31 Jan 2019

Ayawaso By-election: No death recorded – Police

The Ghana Police Service has denied reports that two persons were killed during the violence that happened at Bawaleshie in the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency during the initial stages of the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-elections.

Reports indicated that four persons who were said to be sympathisers of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) had been killed by persons suspected to be members of the pro-NPP vigilante group, Invincible Forces.

The Chairman of the NDC, Mr Samuel Ofosu Ampofo had alleged that eight persons were injured with two of them being in critical condition.

The MP for Ningo-Prampram, Sam George Nettey had claimed, several rounds of ammunition were fired at him.

But the police in a statement said there is no record of death resulting from the shooting incident.

The statement said calm has since been restored to the area and six injured persons are currently responding to treatment at the Legon and 37 Military hospitals.

The Inspector-General of police, David Appeatu has therefore directed the Director General /Criminal Investigation Department to speed up investigations into the incident.

Below is the full statement

Source: Adomonline.com
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