Double was coached to come & peddle lies before Emile Short Commission-Sam George


The Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram, Samuel Nartey George, has expressed shock at the testimony of the National Security operative who he alleged to have threatened him during the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election.

The legislator reacting to claims by Double who is originally known as Bright Ernest Akomea, that he broke some laws to favour him (George) said the claims were fabricated lies.

The legislator who appeared before the Commission a week ago said, he was threatened by Double over an attempt to retrieve a key which was  seized by the team of security operatives who has stormed the residence of the NDC’s candidate.

Mr George also told the Commission Double was recruited from the Invincible Forces to join the National Security.

But Double in his testimony said he has never been a member of the Invincible Forces.

He went ahead to also claim that he rather protected the legislator from harm on the election because he realised he was in danger.

The witness also told the Emile Short Commission he sidestepped laid down procedure to help Ningo Prampram MP on two occasions.

Double who is stationed at the Kotoka International Airport, told the Commission he helped Sam George’s visitors use the VIP when they did not qualify.

According to him, his tussle with the MP during the confusion on the election day was because Mr George was demanding for a seized key to a Mahindra vehicle.

The key to the Mahindra vehicle was said to have caused the confrontation between officers of the National Security and some persons gathered in front of the house of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) candidate, Delali Kwasi Brempong.

“I was close to Sam George because I knew him so I started communicating with him and protecting him. Three days after the shooting incident, he came to the Airport with some visitors.

“They wanted to use the VIP Lounge although they were not authorised to do so, but I helped them to pass through,” he disclosed.

He also alleged that Mr George told him he would be making an appearance at the Commission to testify two days earlier.

This was after he again helped Sam George who had had an issue with the La Dadekotopong Municipal Assembly guards who clamped his car and were towing it after he parked at the wrong place.

But Sam George reacting to the claims in an interview on Accra based Cities Fm said, Double was coached by his paymasters to come and lie before the Commission.

He has therefore challenged the Commission to make a formal request with his mobile operators to find out if he (George) called Double to assist him he like he claimed.

 

 

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