I obtained the gun for self-defense against Hawa Koomson – Awutu Senya East NDC PC

Phillis Naa Koryoo Okunor, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Parliamentary Candidate for Awutu Senya East, has revealed that she has acquired a gun to protect herself against the incumbent Member of Parliament (MP), Mavis Hawa Koomson.

Ms. Okunor alleged in an interview with Citi FM on Wednesday, June 5, that Madam Hawa Koomson threatened her on four different occasions during the 2020 elections, but the Police failed to act.

She stated that she has taken it upon herself to carry a firearm for her protection, citing the lack of police protection.

“I need to do that because I can best protect myself and not any other person against Hawa Koomson.”

“When we go back into the 2019-2020 elections, Hawa Koomson pulled a gun on me on four different occasions. No arrest was made, no interrogations, no investigations, nothing,” she noted.

According to Ms. Okunor, she was never arrested on Sunday following violence in Kasoa, which resulted in the injury of four individuals, including the son of the incumbent MP, Ato Koomson.


Three individuals, including Phillis Okunor, a parliamentary candidate, were arrested by the Ghana Police Service on Sunday, June 2, 2024, in Ofaakor, near Kasoa, for illegally possessing a firearm.

The suspects, who also included Mustapha Mohammed and Abdul Aziz Musah, were taken into custody near the Electoral Commission Office at Ofaakor while riding in a Honda CRV with the registration number GX-2044-19.

A pump-action gun with four rounds of ammunition was found in the vehicle.

The arrests followed a violent incident at the Electoral Commission’s office in Kasoa, which resulted in four people being injured, including Ato Koomson, the son of MP Mavis Hawa Koomson, who was stabbed in the chest.

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