Asawase: NDC supporters besiege police headquarters over members’ arrest

Some members of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Asawase constituency of the Ashanti region have besieged the regional police headquarters over the arrest of 10 of their members.

Clad in party colours, the supporters are demanding the immediate release of their colleagues.

The NDC activists were arrested by the anti-robbery squad of the Ghana police service in front of the office of the Member of Parliament for the area, Mr Muntaka Mubarak, at Aboabo Police Office, after returning from campaign activities on Saturday, October 25, 2020.

The reason for their arrest is unknown, but the Member of Parliament for the area said they were picked up for allegedly being robbery suspects.

Mr Mubarak told Starr News some regional executives of the party, including the regional organiser, Esham Alhassan, the regional Chairman, Augustus Andrews Nana Kwasi, and the Regional Secretary, Kwame Zu, have gone to the police headquarters over the matter.

He said he has met with the regional police commander and has promised to grant them bail after their statements have been taken.

“It is becoming difficult that since the voters’ registration exercise, you will be there and they will just arrest your agents without any good reason. We go to the police station and bail the person. In the night they came to arrest those people but the police is telling us they were looking for some suspects in a robbery case and they heard they were around the said area,” he said.

 

Source: Ghana/Starrfm.com.gh/103.5FM/Bediako Justice

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