Prof. Kwesi Anning the Director, Faculty of Academic Affairs & Research, Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre, says Hawa Koomson’s defence that he fired warning shots because she felt threatened does not hold water.
Prof Anning believes she had a premeditated mind before going to the registration centre with a weapon.
Speaking on Joy FM’s NewsFile, Prof. Anning says the are so many inconsistencies with her narration of firing the gunshots and the police must thoroughly investigate the case.
“It is not the duty of a public official to ensure the safety of EC officials. Picking up a gun and heading towards the registration centre it gives a sense of premeditatedness that she suspected there would be something and therefore she armed herself. So her argument that she felt threatened does not hold water. In the video that we have all seen is the basis, we can count about 5-4 police officers and one wonders why she had to fire the gun. If she did fire the gun why were three other men arrested with a gun so there are quite a number of inconsistencies with the story.”
Member of Parliament for Awutu Senya East Constituency Hawa Koomson fired a warning shot at the Steps to Christ registration centre on July 20, 2020.
Hawa Koomson has admitted she fired warning shots in self-defence because her life was threatened by some thugs alleged to be affiliated to the opposition NDC.
Despite this justification, the act has received massive condemnation from the public, with many calling for her resignation and subsequent prosecution.
The Central Regional Police Command has revealed that they have forwarded her case to the CID Headquarters in Accra for investigations to continue.
Some four persons were arrested in connection with the incident and the police say they have retrieved a gun from these suspects.