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By-election violence: Doctors to amputate victim’s badly damaged leg

One of the victims of the recently held Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election violence could have his right leg amputated by…

One of the victims of the recently held Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election violence could have his right leg amputated by doctors at the 37 Military Hospital where he’s receiving treatment.

According to the doctors, amputation of the badly damaged leg could be the only way to keep him alive after the serious injury sustained.

The 37-year-old Ishahu Yaro and five others were shot at close range after masked and hooded armed men said to be operatives of the National Security stormed the La-Bawaleshie residence of the opposition NDC Candidate in that by-election.

Yaro, injured right leg has been wrapped in a huge white bandage with a shiny metal fixed along the leg to keep it straight and supported with pillows because of the close-range shot scattered the bones in his legs leaving writhing in acute pain.

Doctors have warned him that one of the options to keep him alive is to have his damaged leg severed.

Yaro, who is a footballer has already undergone two separate surgeries to help recover the leg and is expected to go through a third surgery today, Thursday.

His football career appears to have come to a sudden end due to the damage to his leg.

The Minister-in-Charge of National Security, Bryan Acheampong has admitted he deployed the masked and hooded armed men, explaining that they acted on intelligence to deal with some ”undesirable circumstances.”

The action by the security officers has been roundly condemned by a large section of the public including civil society organizations with a call for the perpetrators to be identified and brought to book.

President Akufo Addo on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 set up a Commission of Inquiry chaired by former CHRAJ Boss, Justice Emile Short to investigate the violence that was rained on the innocent and helpless civilians.

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