I’II mount strong defence for my clients because they’re innocent-Lawyer for NDC shooting suspects


Lawyer for the three suspects who turned themselves in voluntarily to the Ashanti Regional Police Command in relations to the shooting incident at the Kumasi branch of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), lawyer Evans Amankwah, has said his clients are all innocent.

Speaking to Rainbow Radio’s Kwabena Amoateng, the lawyer said there is enough hardcore evidence to prove their innocence.

The three suspects, Dauda Ganiya alias Wayo, 40; Agyin Samuel alias Rock, 32 and Abdul Ganiyu alias petit, 37, turned themselves in to the police after they were declared wanted with some other suspects.

Commenting on the latest development on the matter, counsel for the suspects said, it must be placed on record that, my clients voluntarily handed themselves over to the police and definitely, the issue must go to court because it is only the court that can prove them guilty or otherwise.

‘’And so, we agree with them [police] that, the issue must go to court but we want to assure the nation that, my clients are very innocent and the defence that we are going to mount for them will show that they are not connected to the shooting incident.

Meanwhile, the Ashanti Regional Public Relations Officer (PRO), for the Police Service, ASP Godwin Ahianyo, has said the three suspects, are currently in custody and will appear before a court on Monday.

He admonished the other suspects who have been declared wanted, to take a cue from the three suspects and hand themselves over to the police.

He then appealed to the general public to furnish the police with information that could assist them in their probe into the shooting incident which led to the death of one person who has since been buried in accordance with Islamic rites.

The remaining suspects on the run are: Abdul Bari Mohammed alias Warrior; Madjima Abu Taliban, Sanni Mohammed alias commando; Gyafaru alias element; Fuseini alias Jah Rule, Demos, Fayiz and Suleman alias Akon.

Two persons were shot at the Ashanti Regional Office of the opposition NDC few weeks ago.

The incident happened during an altercation between at least one of the victims and the shooter.

 

According to an eyewitness, the assailant, associated with an NDC militia, the Hawks, shot an NDC man thrice. First in the leg while he run and twice in the chest at close range as he lay vulnerable.

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