June 13, 2024

The Ghana Police Service has denied allegations by the Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) John Asiedu Nketia that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Parliamentary Candidate for Awutu Senya East Constituency, Phillis Naa Koryoo Okunor and two others were based on an order from above.

Mr. Nketia populary known as Gneral Mosquito claimed that the Accra Regional Police Commander, the Director-General of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), and the Inspector-General of Police had informed him that the arrest of three individuals  at Ofaakor in the Awutu Senya East Constituency was conducted under “orders from above.”

Madam Okunor was detained and later released from detention at the Cantonments Police Station following a clash between NDC and NPP supporters in the constituency.

Reacting to the claims by Asiedu Nketia in a statement sighted by Elvisanokyenews.com, the Police described the allegations as false and without any bases.

“The attention of the Ghana Police Service has been drawn to a video in which Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketiah is heard claiming that the Accra Regional Police Commander, the Director-General of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) and the Inspector-General of Police had indicated to him that the arrest of some three persons at Ofaakor in the Awutu Senya East Constituency was based on an order from above.” The statement said.

According to the Ghana Police Service, none of the officers mentioned in the video has at any point in time made any such pronouncement.

“We would like to categorically state that the claims are false and without any basis. None of the officers mentioned in the video has at any point in time made any such pronouncement.” Part of the statement read.

Giving an update of the arrest, the police said all the three suspects were arrested and have subsequently been cautioned and granted bail.

“We wish to emphasize that all three suspects were arrested at the offices of the Electoral Commission at Ofaakor in the Awutu Senya East constituency of the Central region. They have subsequently been cautioned and granted bail.” The police added.

Meanwhile, Phillis Naa Koryoo Okunor has described her detention as a victory for the NDC in the December 7 polls.

“I want to use this opportunity to thank everybody for your immense support since Sunday to date, I want to thank the hierarchy of the party, branch executives, regional executives, all our delegates, all our sympathizers and to my friends in the media. I want to thank you all for the immense support and the show of love. This is the beginning of our victory come 7th December.” Madam Okunor said.

Source: Elvisanokyenews.com

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