Politics Tue, 19 Feb 2019

Yamoah Ponkoh gives vivid details of NDC Hawk gun-man who pulled trigger

Former Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Afrifa Yamoah Ponkoh has revealed he saw the man who pulled the trigger leading to the death of one person and the injuring of another at the Ashanti Regional Headquarters of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) on Monday afternoon.

He disclosed to Osei Bonsu on Asempa Fm in an interview monitored by MyNewsGh.com that he came to meet the persons at the precincts of the secretariat at the time he arrived without anything to suggest there was tension insisting he saw the person who fired the shots.

“It was an open place and they were chatting and there was nothing to suggest they were fighting or having any confrontation. I saw the person who pulled the trigger but I have never met him in his life except today. Almost all the faces I met at the place I can say it is just 1% whose faces are familiar. But the guy who fired the shots, I was there when the incident happened”, he revealed.

According to him, it is very difficult to identify him but he saw him wondering if the killer was a hired assassin revealing the person shot sporadically but not targeted at one person.

“It is left to the police to do the investigations and arrest the perpetrator. When I arrived at the party headquarters the atmosphere was very serene until we heard the gunshots. They were having their cordial relationship”, he added.

Meanwhile, four members of pro-National Democratic Congress (NDC) vigilante group, the Hawks have been declared wanted by the Ashanti Regional Police Command for their roles in Monday’s shooting that led to the death of one person with another injured.

According to the Ashanti Regional Police Public Relations Officer (PRO), ASP Godwin Ahianyo one Warrior, Damos, Mejimah and Abu Taliban, who are members of the NDC Vigilante Group, The Hawks are major suspects adding that the Police is pursuing them in connection with the violence.

MyNewsGh.com Monday broke the story about how one person was shot dead while another is nursing serious injuries and on admission at a health facility following an attack by gunmen on.

The attackers were four in number and arrived at the venue with motorbikes, armed with cutlasses and pistols.

MyNewsGH.com’s Ashanti Regional Reporter who was at the scene said the armed macho men believed to belong to the NDC’s Hawks vigilante group stormed the venue to stop the NDC Ashanti Regional Consultative meeting from coming on.

Present in the meeting were NDC Regional Executives as well National Chairman Samuel Ofosu Ampofo and General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia who run for their lives when the gunshots started.

In the melee that ensued, a member of the NDC Regional Taskforce, one Wasiu was shot dead.

The exact reason for their presence was unclear. What was obvious, according to our reporter, was that they just didn’t want the meeting to come on.

The injured are receiving treatment at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, while the body of Wasiu has been deposited at the morgue pending investigation.

Source: mynewsgh.com