Youth of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Savelugu constituency in the northern region have called on the police administration to expedite actions and prosecute the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament elect for the constituency, Alhaji Iddrisu Abdulai Jacob Wumbenkpang as one of the suspects in connection with the killing of the 17 year old teenager in the aftermath of the 2020 parliamentary election.
The Youth implored the Inspector General of Police, James Oppong Boanuh to impress the Northern Regional Police Command to thoroughly interrogate the instances of disturbances and shootings that happened in the area.
The group believes the deceased person and the family will get justice for this dastardly act when the law deals with the suspects.
Addressing a news conference in Savelugu today Thursday (24 December, 2020), spokesperson of the Youth, Issahaku Abdul Fatawu Gbambegu noted the refusal of the MP elect to honor an invitation of the police until his arrest warrant was issued after the police had allegedly discovered an AK47 assault rifle and ammunitions at his office clearly shows he is complicit in the crime.
“For the records, the parliamentary candidate of the NDC was invited by the police for interrogation over the murder of one girl and another, while they were jubilating at his office and he has since refused to report to the police until an arrest warrant for him was issued. If he was innocent, why did it have to take so long for him to still be hiding from the Ghana Police Service?” he queried.
The Youth maintained the New Patriotic Party on the other hand has no hands in the shooting incidents that happened in the constituency.
Meanwhile, the NDC MP elect on Wednesday (23 December, 2020) was arraigned before a Tamale Circuit court for unlawful possession of AK47 rifle and ammunition but was accordingly granted bail.
However, the Regional Secretary of the NDC, Mohammed Abdul Salam in a media interview claim the ammunition was rather retrieved from the party’s Savelugu constituency office and not the personal office of their parliamentary candidate as intimated by the police.
Reacting to this claim by the NDC Scribe, Mr. Abdul Fatawu Gbambegu accused the National Democratic Congress of trying to distort the evidence before the police and politicize the criminal conduct of their PC.
“By their claim of responsibility for the unlawful possession and use of military grade firearms and other offensive weapons, the Northern Regional NDC executives are of the illusion that it is less criminal for guns and ammunitions to be found in their office”
“The only reason why the NDC will happily assume responsibility for such a serious criminal conduct is first to politicize the purely criminal conduct of their parliamentary candidate and second to distort the evidence and thereby shield their parliamentary candidate who has since become a fugitive of justice” he added.
The leadership of the NPP at a news conference in Accra on Wednesday reiterated the party’s decision to take legal action to challenge the outcome of the Savelugu parliamentary results among seven other constituencies across the country for various issues of electoral infractions.