Twenty-three people who claim to have suffered various forms of injuries during the violence that rocked the Ayawaso-West Wuogon by-election on January 31, 2019 have sued the government over what they describe as violations of their fundamental human rights.
In a suit filed at the Human Rights Division of the Accra High Court Tuesday, the 23 applicants are seeking among other reliefs, a total of Gh₵5.75million in compensation.
Each applicant is seeking Gh₵250,000 as compensation.
The applicants alleged that the National Security team deployed to the by-election assaulted them leading them to suffer various forms of injuries.
The by-election which was held on January 31, 2019, was marred by a shooting incident at the residence of Mr Kwasi Delali Brempong, the NDC candidate, which resulted in injuries to 18 persons.