Short Commission: Victim narrates how his harmless question attracted slap
An eyewitness and victim of the violence that marred Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election on January 31, 2019, Hamidu Amadu, has narrated his ordeal before the Emile Short Commission of Inquiry.
According to Mr Amidu who said he is a branch Chairman for the Ayawaso North Constituency, he was tasked to help in the supply of breakfast to the NDC members during the by-election.
Giving his testimony at the Commission, he revealed he was slapped by one of the National Security Operatives who raided the NDC candidate, Delali Brempong’s house.
“The masked men who have now been identified as National Security Operatives stormed the residence of the NDC candidate to conduct a search and when I asked them for their search warrant, I was replied with a slap,” he narrated.
“About 30 National Security Operatives came to the NDC candidate’s house from the road leading to the Bawaleshie Presby School,” he added.
He also said the National Security Operatives fired six warning shots at the residence of the NDC candidate.
“As the crowd was massing up at the NDC candidate’s house, one of the operatives pulled out his weapon and shot six times, forcing the crowd to scatter but because they were masked, I couldn’t make out their faces,” he told the Commission.