Allow Us: Police Cautions NDC

Dr. Kwabena Adjei — NDC ChairmanThe Volta Regional Police Command  has cautioned the National Democratic Congress (NDC) not to interfere with its investigation into the Nkwanta North vandalism case.

“We want to tell the party hierarchy to stay away from it, so that we can deal with the issue,” the officials have said.

According to the police, the issue at this point is a criminal matter that needed to be handled professionally.

The police has began investigation into acts of vandalism committed by a section of the youth in the area.
They are reported to have destroyed party properties after protesting against the re-nomination of Paul Gyato as District Chief Executive (DCE).

The Volta Regional Commander, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Fred Agyapong Asare, indicated that so long as the party hierarchy took little action to stop the youth from committing such offences, “we want them to stay away so that we can deal with them as criminals”.

ACP Agyapong Asare further stated that his outfit was going to pursue all persons involved in the matter, including the NDC constituency executives in Nkwanta North.

“Most of them have run away, it does not mean that we are going to stop our investigations. The police will continue to pursue them because the law frowns on the kind of behaviour that they put up.” Meanwhile, the Deputy Constituency Organiser for Nkwanta North, Samson Nfulamba, who spoke to Citi News from his hide out noted that they were not hiding because they were afraid the police will arrest them.

In another development, eight out of the 19 rampaging youth who were alleged to have been involved in violent demonstrations in Nkwanta North in the Volta Region, have been charged with conspiracy and causing damage.
They are to appear before a Magistrate Court on Monday.

Twenty-two people were arrested at the week-end for burning five government vehicles and destroying other state properties in protest over the President’s decision to retain the District Chief Executive of the area, Paul Levin Gyato.

Seven of the suspects were released after preliminary investigations reducing the number of suspects to 19.
On Monday, the Volta Regional Police Commander, Fred Agyapong Asare, said eight out of the nineteen will be arraigned before the Magistrate Court.

According to him, the remaining were found to have played a minimal role in the vandalism and have therefore been issued with warning letters not to repeat such acts of vandalism.

He added, “The ball is now in the court of the Magistrate. If the court decides that the gravity of the offence is not serious enough then it can grant the suspects bail.”

Meanwhile, the retained DCE Levin Gyato has accused some NDC constituency executives of instigating the violent demonstrations.
He said his role in the NDC cannot be over emphasised, adding none of the executives can pretend to know more that the President who retained him.

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