I didn’t provoke the security operative – Sam Dzata George

The Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram Sam Dzata George has dismissed allegations that he provoked the National Security operatives who manhandled him during the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election.

There were reports that suggested that the tough-talking MP might have angered the security operatives which resulted in him being beaten.

But speaking at the Emile Short Commission,  Sam George said he didn’t say anything that should get the security operative angry.

“I only asked are you a police officer or a party officer? He hit me the first time and I approached him back and asked him why are you hitting me, what is my offence and he hit me a second time. There were uniformed policemen on the scene, their only intervention was to pick up the mobile phone of the National Security operative which had fallen down and not to protect me, an unarmed citizen of the Republic of Ghana.

“From the corner of my eye, I noticed a second National Security operative this time dressed in black top and Khaki trouser wearing a bulletproof vest and masked jumped and hit me at the back of my neck. So when I hear the testimony that suggests that I was assaulted by one, my Lords, the video you played contradicts that position. At least two National Security Operatives assaulted me.” 

In his narration to the Justice Emile Short commission today, Monday, he denied arriving at the La Bawaleshie polling station in the company of NDC supporters on motorbikes.

He claimed he drove to the polling centre alone in his vehicle after touring the Okponglo polling station having arrived on Legon campus earlier in the morning.