The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has refuted claims that police in the Northern Region found an AK47 in the office of the Savelugu MP-elect, Abdulai Jacob Idriss.
Speaking at a press conference over the weekend, NDC’s Northern Regional Secretary, Mohammed Abdul Salam insisted that the gun was rather found in the party’s constituency office in Savelugu.
He described the party’s office as an open space, where many people enter and as such the weapon found there must not be associated with the MP elect who is yet to assume office.
He emphasized that the office was opened, while party supporters jubilated after Mr Idriss was declared MP-elect, adding that anyone could sneak the weapon in to implicate him.
Mr. Salam said no NDC official was invited by the police before the search, adding the police broke into the office without a search warrant.
Mr. Salam said the girl who was shot a day after the election in Savelugu was an NDC sympathiser, whose death occurred during jubilation of the party, and indicated that it is surprising that an NDC official is implicated in the murder.
He cautioned the New Patriotic Party in the Constituency to abandon plans to litigate the Savelugu Constituency seat and called on the police to investigate one suspect identified as Gabbah, who was alleged to have fired gunshots targeting the MP elect, in the sight of members of the public.
Meanwhile the NDC had indicated it would make the MP-elect available on Monday, December 21, 2020 with his lawyer to the police for his caution statement to be taken.
By: Saani Mohammed Lukman