Those shot dead during election 2020 were criminals – Joseph Osei Owusu

Member of Parliament for Bekwai, Joseph Osei Owusu says those who were killed by the security forces during the election 2020 were all criminals.

The First Deputy Speaker of Parliament made the conclusion while responding to a question posed to him by TV3’s Komla Klutse.

The MP was asked if he felt disappointed that President Akufo-Addo during his State of the National Address did not make mention of the killing of the two people in Techiman South Constituency during the December 7 polls.

Shockingly Joseph Osei Owusu said;

“The president should stay out, let the investigative people determine what happened but I did it is not fair to insist that because somebody died, even if he was in the process of committing a crime, it becomes an issue, No, I beg to differ.”

He further emphasized that the Techiman South incident needs to be put in proper context and treated as criminal conduct.

“I think it is not fair for people to refer to an event without going back, what happened? Should the president just be talking about if a criminal is shot, the crime does not matter?”, he quizzed.

When was finally asked if the families of the deceased do not deserve commiserations from President Akuffo Addo, the MP didn’t think so, he asked “do we commiserate with the families of armed robbers when they are shoot? “.

The MP is also a known advocate for “shoot to kill” in the fight against illegal mining (galamsey) on the floor of parliament.

Watch the interview: