By Patrick Biddah
English deficient National Security operative, Mr Bright Ernest Akomea, did not sell mobile phones at Circle after all.
known as ‘Double ‘ , Mr Akomea, who appeared before the Emile Short Commission of Inquiry into the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election violence, told the Commission he was a mobile dealer prior to being enrolled into the National Security.
But the Mobile phone Dealers and Sellers Association at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle, have denied knowledge of him ever trading there and becoming one of them.
In a statement issued and signed by the President of the Kwame Nkrumah Circle Phones Sellers and Dealers Association, Mr Yaw Mireku Kissiedu, said no such name as Bright Ernest Akomea, is listed in their database as one of them.
According to him, a review of its membership as its last meeting on March 10,2019 did not show that ‘Double’ was a phone seller at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle .
He said the Association is of the Conviction that ‘Double’ might have made those false claims to mislead the Commission which presented it’s report to the President , Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo yesterday.
“Though every Ghanaian enjoins an inherent right to decide whether to join an association or not, it common practice at Kwame Nkrumah Circle that before anybody is allowed to sell or deal in phones, he/she must first join the Kwame Nkrumah Circle Phone Dealers & Sellers Association”, he noted
“This became necessary when it was discovered that some miscreants hide behind the cloak of selling phones to swindle unsuspecting Ghanaians at Kwame Nkrumah Circle. The insistence on joining the Association before a prospective phone seller or dealer is given the opportunity to operate has helped curbed this disturbing trend”, he added.
The Association, he indicated is appalled by the blatant falsehood peddled by ‘Double’ before the Commission, adding that Phone sellers and dealers at Kwame Nkrumah Circle are men and women with honor and dignity and will not do anything to jeopardize the security of the country even if they find themselves in a different profession.
“We are by this release distancing ourselves from ‘Double’. And by way of emphasis, we insist that ‘Double’ had never sold phone at Kwame Nkrumah Circle. If he had indeed sold phones, it may not be at Kwame Nkrumah Circle but a different location”, he stressed.
In his testimony to the Commission on March 5, 2019 Mr Bright Ernest Akomea among others told the Commission he had three week of training on how to read maps and speak on a security gadget called gota.
He was hauled before the Commission on the account of what role he played during the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election on January 31, 2019 which saw to the shooting of some innocent supporters of the National Democratic Congress.