Stop Galamsey: Police arrest 6 persons in connection to missing excavators

Stop Galamsey: Police arrest 6 persons in connection to missing excavators

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The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service says it has arrested six persons over the missing excavators and other equipment seized by the Operation Vanguard team.

One of the six arrested is the Central Regional Vice Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Horace Ekow Ewusi.

He and his accomplices were arrested on Monday, February 3, 2020 at Abelemkpe in Accra.

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Mr. Ekow Ewusi was arrested following a request by the Minister of Environment, Science and Technology, Professor Kwabena Frimpong Boateng.

The Environment minister in his letter to the police alleged that, Ekow Ewusi, who was contracted to cart the seized excavators to a designated area for safe keep, decided to direct some to an unauthorized location in Tema.

Professor Frimpong also alley that the NPP chairman has sold an unknown number of the pieces of equipment including excavators.

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The police in a statement issued on Tuesday, February 4 said the other five arrested are; Federick Ewusi, Joel Asamoah, Adnan Haruna, Frank Gyan and John Arhin.

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The police say Ekow Ewusi, Federick Ewusi and Joel Asamoah have been cautioned on the offense of stealing. earlier reported the members of the opposition political parties resisting the Electoral Commissions’ decision to compile a new voters' register for the 2020 polls are currently holding a demonstration in Accra.

The demonstration is the third in a series of protests. The first and second demos came off in Tamale and Kumasi respectively.

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