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Slaps, blows, kicks – Journalist assaulted in Hawa Koomson’s constituency speaks


David Kobinna was one among the journalists that went to cover the vetting of New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary contenders in the Central Region’s Awutu Senya East Constituency.

However, it was while on duty that he was severely beaten by individuals suspected to be linked with the incumbent MP for the region, Mavis Hawa Koomson, who is also a candidate in the contest.


The MP, who also serves as fisheries minister, has categorically denied any involvement in the event.

In an interview with the media about what happened, the Cape FM Morning Show presenter, writhing in pain, stated that he was the victim of mistaken identification and that no explanation would be accepted by his assailants.

He was accused of becoming a panelist on Accra-based UTV, where the minister was allegedly insulted. Kobinna claimed that not even his official identification card and a photograph of the alleged abuser, who was clearly not him, could save him.

“In the midst of my denials, all I heard was a slap from behind me, before I could turn and look, many more slaps landed all over me. It forced me to fall down before I managed to run upstairs to seek refuge.

“They pursued me there and continued the assault, kicking me any how. That is what happened till I lost consciousness at a point. I went blabk and it took my collegue journalists to revive me.

“From the look of things, you could see that they were with Hawa Koomson… I learnt one of them is a policeman but I don’t know his station… some of them were wearing Hawa Koomson-branded attires whiles others were in mufti,” he stated

Hawa Koomson has denied assaulting a journalist.

The MP denied any role in the assault incident that was reported on January 4, 2024.

Those rumors, she claims, are false and inaccurate, and they are a deliberate attempt by her opponents to undermine her integrity in order to win political points.

Mrs. Mavis Hawa Koomson advised the public to dismiss the stories and treat them with the disdain they deserved.





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