The Central Regional Police Command has revealed that they have retrieved a gun and license from Member of Parliament for Awutu Senya East Constituency Hawa Koomson.
Hawa Koomson was on July 24, 2020 interrogated by CID investigators over the Kasoa shooting incident.
Spokesperson for the Central Regional Police Command Irene Oppong briefed the media on the latest happening.
“Honourable Hawa was invited by the Regional CID and together with the Police and her lawyers, she was taken through her statement. Police has retrieved a weapon and ammunition together with a license covering the weapon. Currently, the case docket has been handed over to CID Headquarters in Accra for investigations to continue”
Hawa Koomson fired gunshots at the Step to Christ registration centre in the Awutu Senya East Constituency on July 20, 2020.
The Special Development Initiatives Minister says she only fired the gunshots when her life was threatened by some thugs alleged to be affiliated to the opposition NDC.
“I went to the registration centre with some men but none of them was armed. I was the one who fired the warning shots because I had my gun with me. My bodyguard was not around and when we got there, I saw some men on motorbikes at the centre who looked to be disrupting the process, I complained and they were coming close to me and my men, so I felt threatened and fire the warning shots to disperse them, I never aimed at anyone”.
Despite this justification, the act has received massive condemnation from the public, with many calling for her resignation and subsequent prosecution.
According to an eye witness, gunmen numbering at least 15 stormed the Steps to Christ registration centre around 8:00 am and tried to sack some prospective voters.
This resulted in a scuffle that saw gunshots fired and three motorbikes burnt.
The two parliamentary candidates vying for the seat of the Awutu Senya East Constituency the NDC’s Philis Naa Koryoo and the incumbent MP Mavis Hawa Koomson of the NPP were both at the police headquarters.
The two women had to be restrained by the police after charging towards each other and hurling insults and accused each other of what happened.