The Volta Regional Police Command has arrested five
persons, who are said to have forcibly ejected the District Chief Executive
(DCE) of Krachi West, in the Oti Region, Douglas Osei-Nti, from his office,
preventing him from carrying out his official duties.
Suspects, Mathias Banyolonso, Sarfo Sunkwa, Amos
Eseikor , Tijani Shaibu and Murtala Yakubu, are all believed to be former
constituency executives of Krachi West New Patriotic Party (NPP), in the region.
According to police press statement issued in Accra
yesterday, and signed by the Director-General, Public Affairs of the Ghana
Police Service, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), David Senau Eklu, the
five suspects, were being investigated for alleged assault by imprisonment,
offensive conduct, and causing unlawful damage among others.
“The Police Administration cautions the general
public, especially the youth, to use lawful or laid-down procedures to address
grievances,” the statement said.
It said that any individuals or groups of persons, who
would engage in acts of lawlessness or criminality, would be arrested,
investigated and prosecuted.
The statement said that the Police Administration wishes
to assure the general public that it would continue to provide adequate
security for all well-meaning citizens and residents of Ghana.
It is recalled, that a group calling themselves
‘Concerned NPP Youth of Krachi’ last Tuesday, dragged the DCE out of his
office and locked him out over what they described as his “incompetent
leadership” and his “deliberate refusal” to support the interest of the NPP in
The youth alleged that the DCE, since his appointment, has done very little to sustain the lot of the NPP in the district, which is located in the newly-created Oti Region.
By TIMES REPORTER
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