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General News Tue, 5 Mar 2019

I have never been part of Invincible Forces - Double

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A National Security Operative, Bright Ernest Akomea, popularly known as 'Double' has denied being a member of the New Patriotic Party pro-vigilante group, Invincible Forces.

According to Double, he has never been a member of the force but only works as an operative with the National Security at the Kotoka International Airport.

Taking his turn at the Emile Short Commission, Double stated that he was surprised at the allegations made against him by the Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram, Sam Nartey George when he appeared at the Commission.

According to him, the allegations by the legislator are false.

Double as he is popularly called, has been accused by Sam George of being among the National Security operatives who fired gunshots at a crowd during the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-elections in January.

The Ningo Prampram MP accused Double of being an Invincible Force member who has been recruited by party officials into National Security.

But the General Secretary of the NPP, John Boadu on Monday said he knows Double only as a member of the NPP and a National Security operative but not as a member of Invincible Forces.

"I know him to be a member of the NPP but I don't know for a fact that he is a member of Invincible Forces," he said when he appeared before the Commission

Narrating why he was at the scene although stationed at the airport, Double said he was assigned there by DSP Azugu to monitor and control affairs at the elections by providing security.

Asked why he was assigned outside his post, Double indicated that National Security Operatives often get assignments outside their post and that happened in the case of the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election.

He further purported that he didn't know they were heading to the house of the NDC parliamentary candidate but only got to know when they had a scuffle with the people there.



Source: www.ghanaweb.com
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