The Airport Divisional Crime Officer, Superintendent Kingsley Aboagye was today turned away from the on-going Inquiry into the Ayawaso violence on grounds that he was not in possession of the evidential documents to to give his testimony.
Superintendent Aboagye who investigated the violence, did not have statements taken from the victims or medical reports revealing the degrees of injuries suffered. The Crime officer explained although he took all 16 statements from victims and has 10 medical reports, he has handed them over to a police investigative committee.
Chairman of the Commission who obviously was appalled by the act of Superintendent Aboagye described it as “totally unacceptable and inappropriate”. He expressed surprise that the witness, aware of the importance of these “extremely relevant” documents, could not produce “even a single one” before the Commission.
Emile Short explained to the witness to a conclusion that as a witness expected to testify, he should have obtained copies of these documents. Emile Short, however, overruled an agreement by the witness in consultation with his counsel to submit the documents by the close of the day.
Disappointed, Emile Short insisted Supt. Kingsely Aboagye obtains the documents and testifies today.
“I would like you to leave now go and get copies of the statements and come back and give testimony”, he told the witness.