- Radio presenter, Captain Smart, was found with a pistol at the NPP delegates congress
- The Eastern Regional police command has seized the weapon
- Captain Smart decided to go for the national congress with four guards
The NPP national congress experienced some rare moments which included the seizing of a gun belonging to popular radio presenter, Captain Smart.
It all happened when a national security operative part of President Akufo-Addo's security detail, ASP Benjamin Effah Adu, got word that Captain Smart had stationed at the delgates congress with his own bodyguards.These were four personal bodyguards dressed in a khaki uniform.
“I quickly went there and saw them in a khaki uniform. They had a handcuff and pepper spray with them, so I asked who brought them, and they told me Captain Smart. At that time Captain Smart was interviewing the Deputy Chief of Staff, Mr. Asenso, so when he finished, I asked him if he brought the men and he said yes. Then I told him that I have to report them to the authorities, so I went to the Deputy Regional Police Commander and informed him about the case,” the police official revealed.
Captain Smart together with his personal bodyguards was handed over to the Eastern Regional police command. He was searched only to be discovered with a pistol from Italy.
"I asked why he had to bring the pistol when the security is assured, and he said it’s his personal pistol and that he’s registered it; and we saw other gadgets with them," ASP Benjamin Effah Adu further narrated.
Captain Smart and his personal guards were later released after their arrest, although his pistol and knife, which was folded in the form of a walking stick together with other offensive weapons from his bodyguards, were seized.
Meanwhile, the lead up to the national congress was accompanied by some controversies regarding vote buying. Freddie Blay was criticized for flexing his financial muscle by first buying 275 buses for all constituencies and also allegedly sharing wads of cedis with a picture of him embossed on them.
In all, close to 6000 delegates across the country made it to the national congress. Security was very tight too as the police service deployed 1000 personnel to ensure that lives and properties are safeguarded.
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