Collins Duada reports to CID … assists in probe into voter registration violence

Alhaji Collins Dauda

Alhaji Collins Dauda

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Asutifi South, in the Brong-Ahafo Region, Mr Collins Dauda, yesterday responded to an invitation by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) headquarters, following an alleged violence during the ongoing limited voter registration exercise at Kenyase in the area.

Mr Dauda, who was also a former Minister of Local Government and Rural Development , was reported to have mobilised “macho men” who assaulted one Kenneth Donkor during the exercise, on September 23, 2018.

When the Ghanaian Times reporter visited the CID headquarters, she spotted General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Asiedu Nketia, NDC Members of Parliament and party supporters, who were there to sympathise with the Asutifi South MP.

Formed Police Unit and armed policemen with water cannon vehicle positioned were on guard at the premises.

The Director-General of Police Public Affairs, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) David Senanu Eklu said the MP, whose statement was taken, would assist the police in investigations into the violence.

ACP Eklu said Mr Donkor reported to the Kenyase police that the MP had mobilised ‘machomen’, who attacked a voter registration centre at Kenyase, but the police in Accra had information that the MP was in Accra and he was invited.

He said after interrogation the Police would know the next line of action to take, adding that two people (names withheld) have also been arrested, and they would soon be arraigned.

By Anita Nyarko-Yirenkyi

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