- Two men have been released from cells after NPP supporters besieged the police station where they were being held
- According to police officials, the men, Osei Boateng, alias Osei B. and Opoku Agyei, also known as Yaw Man, were being kept for their own safety
- Information available however suggests they were detained after marching out with others to demonstrate against the MP, Nana Adjei Boateng
Some supporters of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) have reportedly besieged the Jumapo Police Station in the New Juaben North Constituency of the Eastern Region and caused the release of two incarcerated youth leaders of the party.
YEN.com.gh understands that the two men, Osei Boateng alias Osei B., and Opoku Agyei, also known as Yaw Man, were arrested Wednesday, January 2, 2019.
They were picked up after they went to the station to report incidents of death threats by some people, Starrfmonline.com reported on Friday.
The attackers were allegedly hired by the Member of Parliament (MP) for the area, Nana Adjei Boateng, who claimed the two men were turning people in the constituency against him.
Other people joined in the demand for the release of the two men from the police station, as tension heightened in the area.
The Effiduase District Police commander, DSP Daniel Yaro, had earlier claimed the two men were arrested by the police and kept in cells for their own safety.
It is reported that the national organiser of the party, Sammy Awuku, intervened via mobile communication, for the release of the duo around 8pm last night.
The aggrieved youth of the party have been allegedly been on a sustained campaign against their MP, warning him not to seek re-election, to avert their wrath, citing poor performance and failure to get them jobs.
They also accuse the MP, who is a deputy local government minister, of failing to lobby for employment opportunities for them despite countless appeals.
On the night of Tuesday, January 1, 2019, the entire constituency marched out with posters, and expressed their sentiments against the MP.
Their action follows a foiled demonstration against the MP during the farmer’s day celebration, after which their leaders were arrested and later released.
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