The Minister of State in-charge-of National Security, Bryan Acheampong has explained that De-Eye Group, reported by Manasseh Azure Awuni in a documentary as a militia was not a "criminal organisation."
He said it was found out that the group was soliciting young unemployed persons, writing to companies for job openings, and charged their clients a fee for their services.
In a social media post on Facebook on Sunday, March 10, Mr Acheampong said the National Security did not classify or see their operation as a threat to the government.
"We did all the works and assured ourselves that De Eye group was not a Vigilante Group (truest form and interpretation), Militia, or criminal organization."
Following the broadcast of the documentary by Manasseh Azure Awuni, that the group, was a pro-NPP militia which had been operating illegally at the Christiansborg Castle, Osu, since the party won power in the December 2016 polls, there had been a public debate as to whether the group was a militia as described in the documentary.
But Mr Bryan Acheampong said the security apparatus never saw the need to classify the job recruitment operations of De-Eye group as a threat to the state.
According to him, the security apparatus was assured that De-Eye group was not a vigilante group
In his statement, Mr Acheampong said the security apparatus was aware that Nana Wireko, alias Choman started his company from his former secretariat at the castle, where they warned him on two occasions and arrested him, threw him out of the office and shut it down in October 2018 on their third encounter with him.
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