Election 2020 Scandal: 6 victims demand Ghc5 million compensation from state

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Six residents of the Techiman South constituency have sued the state, demanding a total of ¢15 million as compensation for injuries they sustained during the 2020 election.

All six persons claim they suffered gunshot wounds and other injuries on December 8, 2020. One of them who claims to have been disabled is demanding ¢5 million.

This is in two separate suits filed against the Inspector General of Police and Attorney General by persons who suffered injuries and a father whose son died during violence that marred the 2020 Presidential and Parliamentary polls.

The first suit is filed by lawyers of one Edmond Ayarek of Gyarko, Techiman. He describes himself as the father of one Abdallah Ayarek, who lost his life during the elections.

This is in two separate suits filed against the Inspector General of Police and Attorney General by persons who suffered injuries and a father whose son died during violence that marred the 2020 Presidential and Parliamentary polls.

The first suit is filed by lawyers of one Edmond Ayarek of Gyarko, Techiman. He describes himself as the father of one Abdallah Ayarek, who lost his life during the elections.

Mr Ayarek alleges his son was killed by a firearm discharged by security personnel on December 8 at the Techiman South Collation Centre. He believes this contravenes his son’s right to life guaranteed under Ghana’s constitution.

He argues that other rights have equally been violated include those requiring the state to respect and uphold the right to human life and human dignity, with freedom from torture being a requirement.

He is, therefore, demanding that the state is ordered to investigate the killing as soon as possible and punish the perpetrators.

All six persons claim they suffered gunshot injuries and other injuries on December 8, 2020.

They believe this contravenes their right to life guaranteed under Ghana’s constitution.

They are, therefore, demanding that the state  investigate the matter as soon as possible and punish the perpetrators.

They are also asking for an amount of ¢5 million to be paid as compensation for the psychological trauma and injury suffered by Sulemana Eliasu, who they say has been rendered physically challenged.

Source: myghanadaily

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