Tuesday 21st January, 2020
Francis Duku-Boateng, GNA
Somanya (E/R), Jan
21, GNA – Six people suspected to be members of the National Democratic
Congress (NDC) have been arrested for vandalizing the party’s office at Ogome,
a suburb of Somanya in the Yilo Krobo constituency of the Eastern Region.
Police did not give
the names of the suspects to the Ghana News Agency.
The group damaged
two padlocks on the front metal gate and broke down the main glass door to gain
access to the premises, whilst preparation was underway for balloting
parliamentary candidates of the NDC for the constituency.
The Eastern Regional
Police Public Relations Officer, Deputy Superintendent of Police ( DSP),
Ebenezer Tetteh told the GNA that the agenda of the group was to prevent one of
the candidates, Albert Tetteh Nyarkotey, from participating in the balloting
He said the group
bolted with 133 branch registers, 320 party dues cards, one desk top Dell
computer, one HP laser Jet printer, one telephone, files containing party
documents, electrical extension cords and GH¢250.00 cash being dues collected.
In addition to the
six, he said one other suspect, Emmanuel Nartey Nsiah, NDC Youth Organizer for
Agavenya, a suburb of Somanya was later arrested to assist the police in
He assured the
public that efforts were underway to arrest the other culprits involved, and
advised the youth to desist from such acts as the country prepared towards
presidential and parliamentary elections later this year.