Suspect who stabbed Hawa Koomson’s son remanded

An Accra High Court has remanded into Police custody Usman Haruna who allegedly stabbed Ato Koomson, the son of Member of Parliament for Awutu Senya East, Mavis Hawa Koomson during a brawl at the office of the Electoral Commission at Ofaakor near Kasoa in the Central region.

He is to reappear before the court on 19th June 2024.

Brief facts

An eyewitness said the confusion started when supporters of the governing NPP and opposition NDC disagreed on the position of some residents in the queue in the ongoing voter ID cards transfer and replacement exercise.

The Witness explained that both parties usually join the queue for members by booking a spot with a chair, however, a disagreement on who should sit on a particular chair started around 4:00am.

Mr. Koomson is said to have arrived at the registration centre about 45 minutes after the altercation started.

He allegedly approached the NDC organizer at the registration centre to help resolve the issue.

However, another alleged member of the NDC started to verbally abuse him.

According to King Adawu, a member of the NPP who also sustained a minor cut, the alleged NDC member pulled out a knife during the exchange between the two gentlemen, stabbing the Minister’s son in the chest.

King Adawu said he tried to block the knife, which resulted in his injury.

Subsequently, the two were rushed to the hospital for treatment.

The suspect was arrested by the Police.

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