Shooting@NDC Office: Yamin Speaks After Arrest

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Former Deputy Minister of Sports, Joseph Yamin is surprised to be implicated in the shoot out that led to the death of one at the Ashanti Regional headquarters of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).


Speaking in an interview at the police station to the media after he was questioned by the police, Yamin said he has no hand in the shooting.

He said he was nowhere near the party office and, therefore, finds it astonishing that someone told the police he knew about the incident.

“My surprise is why my name was brought into this matter. I have nothing to do with it, I wasn’t near the venue, and I knew nothing about those who came here,” he said.

Former Municipal Chief Executive for Ejisu-Juabeng in the Ashanti Region, Afrifa Yamoah-Ponkoh and a former deputy Minister of Sports, Joseph Yamin, were picked by the Ashanti Regional Police Command, in connection with Monday's fatal shooting that rocked the Regional Headquarters of the opposition party.

The Ashanti Regional Police command invited both Joseph Yamin and Afrifa Yamoah-Ponkoh to assist them in investigations into Monday, February 18th tragic shooting incident.

Monday's fatal shooting at the NDC’s Regional Office in Kumasi left one person dead and another seriously wounded.

Meanwhile, the New Patriotic Party has accused the National Democratic Congress of "deliberately heightening tension and violence in the country to instill fear and panic in Ghanaians" ahead of the 2020 elections.

Citing the recent shooting incident that occurred at the Ashanti Regional Headquarters of the NDC to buttress it's claims, the NPP urged the police to expedite investigations into the matter, whiles condemning the tragic incident that claimed the life of one person and seriously injured another person.

National Communications Director of the NPP, Hon. Yaw Buabeng Asamoah, who said this at a press conference at the party's headquarters at Asylum Down on Tuesday, wondered why the NDC will continue to preach violence and issues of insecurity, days after government set up a commission to investigate the Ayawaso West Wuogon violence and other related issues in order to prevent future occurences.

Manhunt For 4 Suspects

The Ashanti Regional Police has launched a manhunt for four people suspected to be involved in the shooting.

In an interview with Peace FM News, the Acting Regional Police PRO, ASP Godwin Ahianyo, explained that the four suspects who are believed to be behind the attack, are alleged to be part of an NDC vigilante group, 'Hawks'.

"The suspects who are currently on the police wanted list include Husein Barnabas, also known as Warrior; Mijima, Damos, and Abu Taliban," he stated.


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