NDC MP charged after post-election shooting at Savelugu

Savelugu MP, Alhaji Jacob Iddrisu

Police have charged the Member of Parliament for Savelugu, Alhaji Jacob Iddrisu, has been charged with two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm, reports say.

The opposition lawmaker was charged alongside Naa Mohammed Ahmed, the Chief of Duko, who is facing five counts of the same charge, according to a Citi FM report

The MP was said to be in possession of an AK-47 rifle, alongside 60 rounds of ammunition while Naa Mohammed Ahmed was said to have a round of G3 ammunition, a BB live cartridge, and 72 rounds of AK-47 ammunition, the Accra-based radio station reported.

The weapons were allegedly retrieved from the office of the NDC’s Parliamentary Candidate for Savelugu, Alhaji Iddris Yakubu Abdulai, on Wednesday evening December 9, 2020.

Reports say the search that resulted in the retrieval of the weapons was conducted after a shooting incident led to the death of a girl named as Zakari Samira and injured three others at the office premises.

The Northern Regional Police Commander, COP Timothy Yoosa Bonga, briefing the media at the regional headquarters said the security acted upon a tip-off.

At the time, the Northern Regional Secretary of the National Democratic Congress said the party office was an open space and the weapon may not have been in the possession of the MP.

He also complained that no NDC official was invited by the police before the search was conducted.

Warrant for another NDC MP

Early last week a High Court at Sekondi in the Western Region issued a warrant for the arrest of another MP from the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).

Dorcas Afo Toffey whose eligibility to contest the 2020 parliamentary election is being challenged on grounds of dual citizenship failed to appear before the court during hearing of the case about a week ago.

The court however reversed the order.


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