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General News Tue, 5 Mar 2019

I broke the law to save Sam George twice – ‘Double’ alleges

A witness at the Emile Short Commission has disclosed he sidestepped laid down procedure to help Ningo Prampram MP on two occasions.

Bright Ernest Akomea, popularly known as Double, a National Security operative stationed at the Kotoka International Airport, told the Commission he helped Sam George’s visitors use the VIP when they did not qualify.

Explaining to the Commission tasked to investigate the violence that marred the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election, his tussle with the MP during the confusion on the election day, he said Mr George was demanding for a seized key to a Mahindra vehicle.

The key to the Mahindra vehicle was said to have been the cause of dissent between officers of the National Security and some persons gathered in front of the house of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) candidate, Delali Kwasi Brempong.

“I was close to Sam George because I knew him so I started communicating with him and protecting him. Three days after the shooting incident, he came to the Airport with some visitors.

“They wanted to use the VIP Lounge although they were not authorised to do so, but I helped them to pass through,” he disclosed.

According to him, the former presidential staffer informed him that he will be making an appearance at the Commission to testify two days earlier.

This was after he again helped Sam George who had had an issue with the La Dadekotopong Municipal Assembly guards who clamped his car and were towing it after he parked at the wrong place.

Yet, Mr Ernest Akomea said at the first time, the MP did not know him as he had told the Commission earlier.

“He does not know me, but I introduced myself to him after the VIP incident,” he said.

He denied any affiliation with the Invisible Forces saying he does not understand why the MP would describe him as such under oath.

The National Security officer added that he did not hear people at the scene of the chaos describe the National Security officers as members of the Invisible Forces.

According to him, he has never been a member of any security group of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP).

Mr Ernest Akomea who said he was a mobile phone dealer at Kwame Nkrumah Circle before joining the National Security some two years ago, also revealed that he had served as a polling station executive for the NPP.

Source: Myjoyonline.com
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