The Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram, Sam Nartey George says he is gobsmacked to have heard his slap given him by one of the SWAT members during the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election was necessitated by an insult he threw at his attacker.
The National Security Officer Mohammed Sulemana, appearing before the Commission of Inquiry said he regretted his actions after finding out that the individual was Sam George, MP for Ningo Prampram.
Mr Sulemana alleged that the MP used the F word and a tribal insult on him, which motivated the physical assault on him.
“I never knew he (Sam George) was a Member of Parliament at the time of the assault, even if he stands in front of me now I won’t be able to identify him.”
“If I knew he was an MP I wouldn’t have assaulted him, I am sorry for my actions”
But reacting to the testimony, the legislator said: ‘’I am gobsmacked that the Commission would accept the lie that I insulted the hoodlum who attacked me.
Where in the video that they have played repeatedly did anyone hear an insult? The claim that I uttered insults to him based on his tribe is sickening. Anyone who knows me would testify that even in my imperfection, I have NEVER shown or exhibited any ethnocentric proclivities. I see myself as a Ghanaian. Nowhere in the videos that have been widely circulated do you hear me reference any tribe in all my utterances. The truth can NEVER be suppressed,’’ he posted on his official Facebook page.