8 suspects arrested for election-related offences during NDC Primaries

Police handcuff
Police handcuff

The Ghanaian Police Force has apprehended eight individuals across the country in connection with various election-related offenses and disturbances during the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Presidential and Parliamentary Primaries held on May 13, 2023.

The suspects, identified as Yaro Burdove, Harrison Martey, Imoro Ibrahim, Arkoli Mensah, Nyarko Richard, Prince Lomotey, Hamidu Dramani, and Bejando Emmanuel, were taken into custody at different polling stations within four constituencies.

Yaro Burdove was arrested at the Ningo Prampram Constituency for allegedly photographing his ballot paper inside the polling booth and attempting to capture images of other voters’ ballots. In the same constituency, Harrison Martey and Imoro Ibrahim were apprehended for engaging in an unlawful fight at a voting center.

At the New Juaben South Constituency in the Eastern Region, Arkoli Mensah and Nyarko Richard were arrested for disturbing the peace by involving themselves in a physical altercation at a voting center.

In the Mfantseman Constituency in the Central Region, Prince Lomotey was apprehended at a polling center for personation, while at a polling station in the Atebubu-Amantin constituency in the Bono East Region, Hamidu Dramani and Bejando Emmanuel were taken into custody for their involvement in violent acts.


Currently, five of the suspects have been released on police inquiry bail, while the remaining three are in custody, cooperating with the ongoing investigation.

In a separate development, the Police Force has confirmed that a dedicated legal team is analyzing a viral video featuring Madam Juliana Kinang-Wassan, a Parliamentary aspirant for the Ejura Sekyedumase Constituency. The footage shows her allegedly spraying money at a crowd during the elections in Ejura Sekyedumase, Ashanti Region.

The legal team is carefully examining the video to determine whether any election-related crimes were committed, which would warrant police intervention. The investigation aims to establish the nature and implications of Madam Juliana Kinang-Wassan’s conduct captured in the viral video.

The Ghanaian Police Force remains committed to upholding the integrity of the electoral process and maintaining peace and order during elections. The arrests of individuals involved in election-related offenses demonstrate their proactive efforts to address misconduct and ensure fair and transparent elections. The investigation into the viral video serves as a testament to their dedication in upholding the rule of law in electoral matters.

SOURCE: Coverghana.com.gh


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