Son of Hawa Koomson allegedly stabbed during dispute near Kasoa EC Office


Ato Koomson, son of the MP for Awutu Senya East and the Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture, Mavis Hawa Koomson, was allegedly stabbed near the Electoral Commission’s office in Kasoa. The incident occurred during a dispute linked to the ongoing voter ID card transfer and replacement exercise.

Reports indicate that Koomson was in critical condition and was quickly taken to the 37 Military Hospital for treatment. Another individual also sustained injuries during the altercation.

An eyewitness provided more details, stating that the conflict began when supporters of the ruling NPP and the opposition NDC clashed over the positioning of residents in the queue. The source noted that supporters typically reserve spots with chairs, and a disagreement about who should occupy a particular chair sparked the altercation around 4:00 am.

Koomson reportedly arrived at the registration center about 45 minutes after the dispute began. He is said to have approached the NDC organizer at the site to help resolve the issue. However, another alleged NDC member started verbally abusing him.

King Adawu, an NPP member who sustained a minor cut, recounted that the alleged NDC member pulled out a knife during the exchange and stabbed Koomson in the chest. Adawu told Adom News’ Kofi Adjei that he attempted to block the knife, resulting in an injury to his hand.

Following the incident, both injured individuals were rushed to the hospital. Adawu was treated and discharged, while Koomson remains admitted.

The police have since arrested two individuals in connection with the stabbing. Although the police did not disclose their identities, reports suggest that the two arrested are members of the NDC.

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