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The family of late Lance Corporal Adu Teiko, has expressed shock and disbelief over former President Mahama’s attempt to use a video which was taken at his funeral, to what they say to score cheap political points during his recent meeting with some diplomats.

A statement jointly signed by a first cousin, Dennis Mensah and a senior brother Michael Adu (Liberty) of the deceased Lance Corporal Adu Teiko, said the video shown the diplomatic community by the former president, was not shot at Agyarko’s funeral but at the funeral of Lance Corporal Adu Teiko, who was shot to death on July 11, 2018, at Poano-Manso.

It would be recalled that at the said meeting, the former president John Dramani Mahama showed excerpt of that video where some former colleagues of our late son in the police SWAT team were dancing to “jamma” songs, and claimed that they were NPP hoodlums dressed in police SWAT uniform at the funeral of late Emmanuel Agyarko, who were later used to perpetuate violence at the Ayawaso by-election.

Below Is The Full Statement

We, the family members of late Lance Corporal, (LCpl), Adu Teiko, have noticed with great shock and disbelief, former President Mahama’s attempt to use a video which was taken at our son’s funeral, to score cheap political points during his recent meeting with some diplomats.

It would be recalled that at the said meeting, the former president showed excerpt of that video where some former colleagues of our late son in the police SWAT team were dancing to “jamma” songs, and claimed that they were NPP hoodlums dressed in police SWAT uniform at the funeral of Hon. Emmanuel Agyarko, who were later used to perpetuate violence at the Ayawaso by-election.

The family wishes to set the records straight by stating emphatically that, first of all, the video was not shot at Agyarko’s funeral but at the funeral of our son, Lance Corporal Adu Teiko, who was shot to death on July 11, 2018, at Poano-Manso.

Additionally, we wish to state that the men who were dancing to the jamma songs were indeed real police officers belonging specifically to the Kumasi Buffalo Unit, and are NOT members of any party vigilante force as president John m Mahama wanted Ghanaians and the diplomats to believe.

The family is appalled by the conduct of the former president, who is expected to be a statesman. Accordingly, we are calling on him to desist from championing such falsehood and fabrication on the alter of political expediency. Certainly, this is not how we want to be reminded of the painful killing of our son, in line of duty.

Finally, it is our expectation that former president Mahama would do the honourable thing by apologizing, first of all, to the family, and to the diplomats whom he sought to mislead, as well as to the Ghanaian people for this unstatesmanlike conduct.

…Signed…

1. Dennis Mensah
First Cousin

2. Michael Adu (Liberty)
Snr Brother

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