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General News Thu, 7 Feb 2019

Security expert wants Ayawaso West Wuogon commission hearing televised

A Security expert is calling for a public hearing of the Ayawaso West Wuogon Commission of inquiry’s hearings.

Adam Bonaa believes a live televised hearing of the sitting will allow others to learn from the testimonies.

“Instead of having a private inquiry, I prefer a public hearing for everyone to see and hear what happened,” he said.

The Security Warehouse Limited CEO believes this will send a strong message to those who want to take the laws into their owns hands to see the consequence of their action and “also, politicians who use them [thugs] will see whatever their actions could lead to.”

Speaking to Joy News’ Mamavi Aboagye Thursday, he lauded government for setting up the commission with renowned men and woman who have distinguished themselves in their respective fields.

Government on Wednesday established a three-member commission to inquire into the violence that marred last Thursday’s by-election in the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency in Accra.

Former Commissioner for the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), Francis Emile Short, chairs the Commission which also includes law professor, Henrietta Mensa-Bonsu and former Inspector-General of Police, Patrick Kwarteng Acheampong.

Private legal practitioner and former Dean of the GIMPA Law School, Dr. Ernest Kofi Abotsi, has also been appointed as Secretary to the Commission.

According to Mr Bonaa, the police investigations can run parallel with the commission’s work.

“Last night, I spoke with some police officers to understand their view and I was reliably informed they are not going to call off their investigations into the incident.

“They are going to proceed with the criminal aspect of that investigation which I thought was good…they should go ahead so if they find the people culpable, they can put them before the courts,” he said.



Mr Bonaa said the commission will give a wider scope as they are formed by independent-minded people who owe no allegiance to the president.

“It is important they do it because they do not need to satisfy the president or the executives' wishes…let us see also see what the police will come out with,” he said expectantly.

Source: Myjoyonline.com
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