Stop The Media Trial, Lord Commey To NDC

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Dr. Lord O. Commey, Director of Operations

The Director of Operations at the Presidency, Dr. Lord O. Commey, has charged the Deputy General Secretary of the oppositional National Democratic Congress, Peter Boamah Otukunor and the National Democratic Congress to stop the media trial of persons under investigation.

 Reacting to a fresh wave of media trial by the NPP Chieftain, he said: my office has taken sad notice of a deliberate partisan political twist by the Deputy General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Boamah Otukunor who has told the media that the fact that the gentleman is helping in police investigations means he is guilty.

He was reacting to unsubstantiated allegations made by Otukunor on a public radio that the gentleman assigned to his office shot some four persons at the Ablekuma Collation Center.

The statement reads: “My office wants to put on record that Mr. Quarcoo is only helping in investigations but he has not been pronounced guilty by any court of competent jurisdiction.

Indeed, there is another ongoing investigation into the reported death of a shooting victim in the same area. THIS INCIDENT THAT LED TO THE REPORTED DEATH HAS NOTHING WHATSOEVER TO DO WITH THE INVESTIGATIONS INVOLVING MR. QUARCOO

They are two separate cases and two separate investigations into two separate incidents.

We are very much concerned about the mishap and the injured and would cooperate fully with the police investigations to bring finality to this disturbing and unfortunate incident.

It is our hope that political figures would desist from playing dirty partisan politics with an unfortunate shooting incident. Crime is crime and has no political colours’’.

Read full details of the statement….

December 16, 2020

For Immediate release

PRESS RELEASE

ON

THE ALLEGED SHOOTING AT ABLEKUMA CONSTITUENCY COLLATION CENTER

The Ghana Police Service has notified my office that one of my staff members, Collins Quarcoo, is helping in investigations into a shooting incident at the Ablekuma Central Constituency Collation Center sometime last week.

My office has however taken sad notice of a deliberate partisan political twist by the Deputy General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Boamah Otukunor who has told the media that the fact that the gentleman is helping in police investigations means he is guilty.

Mr. Otukunor further makes unsubstantiated allegations on public radio that the gentleman shot some four persons at the said collation center.

My office wants to put on record that Mr. Quarcoo is only helping in investigations but he has not been pronounced guilty by any court of competent jurisdiction.

Indeed, there is another ongoing investigation into the reported death of a shooting victim in the same area. THIS INCIDENT THAT LED TO THE REPORTED DEATH HAS NOTHING WHATSOEVER TO DO WITH THE INVESTIGATIONS INVOLVING MR. QUARCOO

They are two separate cases and two separate investigations into two separate incidents.

We are very much concerned about the mishap and the injured and would cooperate fully with the police investigations to bring finality to this disturbing and unfortunate incident.

It is our hope that political figures would desist from playing dirty partisan politics with an unfortunate shooting incident. Crime is crime and has no political colours.

What is dangerous is for political leaders to engage in trial by media and to publicly pronounce people as guilty and unfairly incite public enmity against them. This is sheer irresponsible leadership and such must not be encouraged.

We urge calm as we await the outcome of the investigations.

It is our hope that the media would uphold its full ethics and not allow itself to be swayed into jumping into hurried conclusions in this matter ahead of investigations.

Thank you.

Dr. Lord Commey

(0265868578)

 

 

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