Election violence: Family Of Deceased Persons In Techiman South Call For Speedy Prosecution
Families of persons who were killed in the Techiman South Constituency during the 2020 general elections have also welcomed assurances by the government to support them. They’re however demanding a speedy prosecution of all persons responsible for the deaths and injuries. Abdallah Ayaric and Tajudeen Alhassan,
lost their lives when security personnel fired shots to disperse a crowd that had gathered at the Techiman South constituency collation centre on 8th December 2020. As Minister for Interior, the CID has given me a progress report. There has been no report too that this young man who died under unfortunate circumstances
was an armed robber. It is not anywhere. If that is the impression of the family, then I may want to apologize to you. That is not the case and it is purely an election mishap. So I want to assure family and commiserate with them that, there is no allegation of armed robbery or illegalities. All we are trying to do is to understand
the circumstances that led to all of this too. But be rest assured that the reputation of those who died have not been tarnished at all, he said. About six others too were also injured in the process and a spokesperson for the families, Ibrahim Baba Bukari, said justice for their lost brothers will also serve as a deterrent to others. What matters to us is that the perpetrators, those who killed
our loved ones should also be punished to serve as a deterrent to others too because on that fateful day, they were not fighting, and it wasn’t the NDC and NPP having grudges. They just went there to vote and witness the counting and also the collation of the results and this unfortunate thing happened, he said. Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery, during a visit to the family on Thursday, reiterated the government’s commitment to also bring closure to the matter.