Police in Tamale on Saturday arrested one person for attempting to kidnap a member of Anas’ Tiger Eye investigation team.
The Northern Regional Police Public Relation Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Ebenezer Tetteh, who disclosed this to The Ghanaian Times, said the suspect (name withheld) with the help of others who are on the run, tried to abduct Ishmael Hussein, a member of the Tiger Eye, in Tamale.
He said the suspected kidnapper, who is currently in police custody, was assisting in investigation.
ASP Tetteh said the suspect saw Hussein in one of the suburbs of Tamale and identified him as a member of Anas’ Tiger Eye team and invited his friends to assist to abduct him.
They trailed Hussein to a location popularly called “feeling station”, abducted and moved him to a different location and sent him to a shop.
ASP Tetteh said they then tried seizing his phones and started maltreating him until the police rescued him and arrested one of the kidnappers while the others took to their heels.
ASP Tetteh said initial investigation revealed that the kidnappers were relatives of one of the judges implicated in the recent Anas exposé.
He said the name of the judge was being withheld, and the police were investigating the incident.
A total of 34 judges and other court officials in the country are facing various charges of corruption as a result of the Anas Aremeyaw Anas exposé.
From Yakubu Abdul-Majeed, Tamale