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Hawa Koomson’s Son Reportedly Stabbed During Altercation at Registration Center

Ato Koomson, the son of Awutu Senya East MP and Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture, Mavis Hawa Koomson, was allegedly stabbed during a dispute near the Electoral Commission’s office in Kasoa, Central Region’s Awutu Senya East Municipality.

Reports indicate Mr. Koomson was in critical condition when he was taken to the 37 Military Hospital for treatment. Another individual was also injured in the incident.

An eyewitness described the altercation as stemming from a disagreement between NPP and NDC supporters regarding the seating arrangement in the queue for the ongoing voter ID card transfer and replacement exercise.

The argument reportedly began around 4:00 am over who should occupy a particular chair used to reserve spots in the line.

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Mr. Koomson arrived at the scene about 45 minutes after the argument started. He allegedly approached the NDC organizer to help resolve the issue, but was verbally abused by another NDC member.

According to King Adawu, an NPP member who sustained a minor cut, the NDC member pulled out a knife during the exchange and stabbed Mr. Koomson in the chest. Adawu, who tried to intervene, was also injured.

Both individuals were taken to the hospital, where Adawu was treated and discharged, while Mr. Koomson was admitted.

The police have since arrested the main suspect and are investigating the incident.

The NDC in the Awutu Senya East Constituency condemned the violence. The party’s Constituency Communication Officer, Comrade Stephen Delali Sowoekpor, blamed Mr. Koomson for the altercation, alleging that the NDC members, outnumbered, were severely beaten, resulting in significant injuries to one member named Asmah.

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Sowoekpor criticized the police’s response, calling the arrests of NDC members selective and questioning the impartiality of the investigation. He urged for an immediate and unbiased investigation and emphasized the need for protection of all citizens and adherence to agreements made to maintain peace during electoral processes.

The NDC’s full statement highlighted concerns over repeated attacks on its supporters and called for justice and the protection of its members in the Awutu Senya East Constituency.

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