NPP hands over 2 Invisible Forces

Two members of the Invisible Forces, the security group guarding the New Patriotic Party (NPP) headquarters, have been arrested in connection with the clashes at the place on Wednesday.

The two, names withheld, are currently in custody assisting the police in investigations.

This was confirmed to The Ghanaian Times yesterday, by the Accra Regional Police Commander, Commissioner of Police (COP), Dr. George Akuffo Dampare.

He told the Times that upon watching the video recording of the incident, the police identified some people and wrote to the party executive to produce them by the close of yesterday.

The two men were subsequently handed over by the party at 3 p.m.

He commended the party for the co-operation.

On Wednesday, violence erupted at the party’s headquarters when some supporters, believed to be sympathisers of the parliamentary candidate for the Korley-Klottey constituency, Nii Noi Nortey, went there to protest following rumours that the National Executive Committee was meeting to annul the parliamentary primary.

Journalists, traders, passersby and supporters of the party ran helter-skelter as members of the Invisible Forces attacked them, seeking to drive the supporters away.

A mini bus, with the registration number GN 2744 Y, which brought the supporters, was vandalised in the process.

A woman selling rice nearby was not left out, as they beat her and others with sticks.

The driver of the mini- bus, Kwaku Osei, was chased, beaten and his dress torn, while the wind screens of the vehicle were smashed.

By Edem Mensah-Tsotorme        

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