Conflict analyst Col. Festus Aboagye (RTD) wants the Ghana Police Service to be thorough and impartial in the Hawa Koomson shooting incident.
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.
She has so far been invited by the police for interrogation and a weapon together with her license has been retrieved.
Col. Aboagye wants the matter to be dealt with properly and all parties found guilty must be punished.
“The police needs to do the ballistics in other to assist in clarifying the situation as to how many warning shots were fired because it does appear that upon Hawa Koomson’s own words she fired warning shots. The police earlier had said that they had arrested a group of persons and retrieve a weapon which they say fired the warning shots. We need to get to the bottom of this to know if indeed she fired the weapon”.
He also said he was worried about the selective application of the law in Ghana.
“I am a bit concerned about the application of the rule of law in this country, it is very obvious that if a group commits and offence or violates a regualtion, the group is now disagregated and a category of that group is treated differently from another category. Peace and stability can’t be build on a law that is applied selectively”.
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.