Minister for National Security, Albert Kan Dapaah has been defending the deployment of about 60 personnel from National Security to oversee the conduct of the recent Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election.
Appearing before the Justice Emile Short Commission probing the violence that characterised the polls, Mr. Kan Dapaah said National Security had a hint that there were weapons in the house of the NDC candidate and so wanted to be sure.
On the day of the election, several masked men purportedly from National Security drove in Police armoured vehicles to a polling centre at La Bawaleshie and assaulted and shot at some supporters of Delali Brempong, the candidate of the NDC.
Six persons were critically injured and several others sustained minor injuries.
The NDC MP for Ningo-Prampram, Sam George, was captured in a video circulated on social media being assaulted by one of the members of the supposed security force who are not members of the Ghana Police Service.