- Some security personnel were at the residence of Collins Dauda to arrest him
- They however met his absence but the matter has gained a lot of attention
Some eight armed police officers raided the home of Assutifi South Member of Parliament, Collins Dauda, at dawn in a bid to arrest him, YEN.com.gh has learnt.
According to a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on Classfmonline.com, Member of Parliament for Asawase and Minority Chief Whip, Alhaji Muntaka Mubarak, confirmed the incident.
The officers reportedly stormed the Minority lawmaker’s home in his constituency at around 4 am on Tuesday, 25 September to effect the arrest.
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It has however come to light that the Inspector General of Police, David Asante-Apeatu, ordered the arrest of the Asutifi South Member Parliament.
Hon. Mubarak indicated that the former Minister of Works and Housing was on his way to Accra following the recall of parliament when the incident happened.
“Collins Dauda called me and told me that he has received news that some AK47-wielding police officers have stormed his home to arrest him and that he didn’t know the reason behind the action.
“So, I told him that if that be the case, he should report himself to the IGP when he reaches Accra because the regional commander said it was an order from above,” Alhaji Muntaka Mubarak said.
He added that, “So, yes, they were in his home in his constituency to arrest him but he was not at home.”
General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress, Johnson Asiedu Nketia disclosed on Accra-based Okay FM that Collins Dauda was being accused of masterminding the recent attacks by some unknown thugs at Sankore in the Brong Ahafo Region.
“Collins Dauda has been arrested by IGP. He told me this morning that some police personnel stormed his house at night and said they were sent by the regional commander that the IGP says he should report to the headquarters because he has been accused of leading the thugs to attack,” the General Secretary claimed.
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