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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Man Grabbed with guns

Illegal arms
Illegal arms
Daily Guide has gathered that one Alhaji Alidu Haruna was arrested yesterday by security personnel for allegedly possessing illegal arms at the barrier on the Anyinam-Kwabeng main road at about 10:00am.

Haruna, who was said to be working at the Office of the President under the Deputy Chief of Staff, was driving a Nissan pickup vehicle with registration number ER 166 09 when he was grabbed.

Security personnel discovered that the suspect had concealed a number of guns in his vehicle after a thorough search.

The security personnel at the barrier hauled him with the guns to the Kwabeng District Police Headquarters at Anyinam; but he was soon released, and he ran away without a trace.

Giving an account of the incident, New Patriotic Party (NPP) General Secretary, Kwadwo Owusu Afrivie told DAILY GUIDE, "I went to the barrier upon hearing the report and the police confirmed to me that indeed they had grabbed Alidu with the guns-concealed in a car.

"Alidu is a staunch National Democratic Congress (NDC) member who normally parades himself as a National Security operative."

He said the arrest of Alidu confirmed his earlier suspicions that the NDC had diabolical plans of engaging hoodlums to cause mayhem during the Atiwa bye-election.

Mr. Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, who is affectionately called Sir John, said the police told him that Alidu was apprehended with the illegal guns, stressing that he would closely follow the ease.

He expressed shock that Alidu could muster the courage to conceal illegal arms in his car to create confusion in the Atiwa constituency, urging the police to lei the law deal with him.

In another development, police personnel averted bloodshed at the Roman Catholic Primary School at Kwabeng-in the Atiwa Constituency yesterday.

Two unidentified men were saved by the police from being lynched by irate mob of the area over suspicion of trying rig the bye-election.

According to eyewitnesses, the two men, who are not residents of the area, stormed the polling station on a motor-bike at about 11:00am.

They noted that the men parked their motorbike and residents spotted them loitering around the polling station for close to 30 minutes, intermittently talking to some people on their mobile phones.

The strange behaviour of the two men made the residents suspect that they were at the polling station to rig the elections, so they approached them.

But the suspects took to their heels when quizzed by the Kwabeng residents, forcing the irate residents to give them a hot chase.

They were eventually grabbed by the mob who instantly tried to lynch them; but the police officers came to their rescue.

When the police interrogated, them, the two men claimed that they were agents of the NDC, stating that they were from Larteh and camped at a hotel in Akropong Akuapim.

But when they were asked to produce their identity cards, the two, who were seen shivering, could not produce them.

One of them called a certain man on phone and asked him to inform Baba Jamal, the Deputy Eastern Regional Minister that they had been arrested by the police so they should intervene.

As at the time of filing the report, the two had been detained by the police, who were preparing to send them to the police station for further questioning.

The irate residents also seized their motorbike.

Source: Daily Guide

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