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Disband NSC SWAT Team – Emile Short C’ssion Report

A report by the Justice Emile Short Commission tasked to probe the bloody Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election has asked that the SWAT team of the National Security Council be disbanded and operatives re-assigned as appropriate.

The 62 page report presented to the President last month and a copy intercepted by EIB Network also asked the President to review and restructure the Ministry of National Security with the view of ensuring clarity of responsibilities and roles.

A total of 13 recommendations were made in the report, catalogued under operations, and structural.

The three-member Commission was tasked to probe the events of the violence which occurred during the Ayawaso-West Wuogon by-election. It started its public hearings at the Christiansborg Castle, Osu, Accra on February 14.

Other members of the commission were Mrs Henrietta Mensah Bonsu, legal luminary and jurist, and Mr Patrick K. Acheampong, former Inspector General of Police. Mr Ernest Kofi Abotsi, former Dean of the Faculty of Law, GIMPA and a private legal practitioner, served as Secretary to the Commission.

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