Former Sports Minister, Joseph Yammin has said that he knows all the four members of the party’s vigilante group, the Hawks, that are the prime suspects in the sporadic shootings at the National Democratic Congress (NDC) headquarters in Kumasi which resulted in the death of one person and injury to another.

Mr Yammin who was arrested by the Police to assist with investigations on Tuesday said after his release that he indeed knows the four persons to be members of the party’s vigilante group, The Hawks.

The suspects, according to the Police are Warrior, Damous, Mijima and Abu Taliban.

And the former Deputy Minister insists that he indeed knows the boys to be part of the Hawks Vigilante Group, a group, he says he feels proud to be associated with despite public condemnation of their activities.

He claimed the Ashanti Regional branch of the NDC recognizes the group as well and have made them part of the security wing of the party.

“Yes, I know them (Hawks, they are all NDC members and what is wrong with associating yourself with NDC members…?,” he questioned a Joy FM Journalist who interviewed him at the headquarters of the Ashanti Regional Police.

Mr Yammin and Afrifa Yamoah-Ponkoh, former Ejisu-Juaben MCE were arrested by the Police for questioning after their names were mentioned in connection with the shooting.

While Yammin was arrested after the police was told he knew about the activities of the vigilante group, Mr Ponkoh was arrested for claiming in a radio interview that he saw the men who undertook the sporadic shooting at the NDC headquarters in Kumasi.

“It was an open place and they were chatting and there was nothing to suggest they were fighting or having any confrontation. I saw the person who pulled the trigger but I have never met him in my life except today. Almost all the faces I met at the place I can say it is just 1% whose faces are familiar. But the guy who fired the shots, I was there when the incident happened”, he told the Police.

Source: Ghana | GhanaNewsPage.Com

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