Less than 24 hours after the Member of Parliament for the Awutu Senya East Constituency, Hawa Koomson admitted to firing a gun at a voters’ registration centre in Kasoa, social media users have taken to various platforms to condemn the act.

Contrary to eyewitnesses’ accounts that the men in her company were responsible for the act, the MP said she was the only one holding a gun.

Hawa Koomson in an interview on Adom TV and JoyNews TV said her decision to fire the gun was in self defense against attacks from some masked thugs affiliated to the opposition NDC.

The development has initiated various debates on social media, with many accusing her of covering up for some members of her entourage and others joining calls for her resignation.

Trending on Twitter, the MP who is also the Minister for Special Development Initiatives is being accused of abusing her position in society and endangering the lives of residents within the locality where the incident occurred.

Meanwhile, police say four persons have been arrested in connection with the incident while the MP is yet to be invited.