I was left to either run for my life or kneel & say my last prayers-Sam George


The Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram, Samuel Nartey George, has rubbished allegations that he provoked operatives of the National Security during the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election, a situation that led to him being attacked.

Appearing before the Emile Short Commission of Inquiry to testify and give his narration on the shooting incident, the legislator  said he never provoked the security operatives but was the one who was rather attacked by not just one but about two or more persons.

Taking the Commission through what happened, he said he was threatened by one Double who was the commander in charge of the operatives after he had called for ceasefire over attacks on unarmed citizens by armed and masked operatives from the National Security.

The MP told the Commission Double asked him to shut up and asked if he knew what life ammunition was.

Sam George said he had confronted Double to order his men to stop attacking a man who was been hit with an offensive weapon. the man he claimed was bleeding from his mouth and nose.

He also alleged that the armed National Security operatives fired shots into a gathering around the residence of the NDC candidate Delali Brempong after which 29 bullet shells from an  AK47 ammunitions were collected.

He presented before the Commission the shells as evidence.

He also disclosed before the Commission he was left with two choices to either run for his life or kneel and say his last prayers when he realised he was about to be killed by the security operatives.

Sam George said he had followed Double to collect keys to motorbikes seized by the security operatives but upon reaching the area, Double refused to hand over the keys and told him he would later find the keys and bring it to him.

At this point, Sam George said he turned to walk away and heard his name mentioned twice by one Mohammed Sule who said, you [Sam George] you think you are strong, we will  deal with you.”

This then forced him to enquire from Mohammed Sule whether he was a security operative or a party agent but his question was met with slaps and further assaults which left him helpless and defenceless.

He expressed pain at the failure of the police to protect his life although he was a Member of Parliament.

To save his life, Sam George said he took to his heels and heard shots being fired at him and in order to escape from being hit, he had to run in a zig zag manner.

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