-The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has denied reports of using South African ex-police to train personel tactics of treason
- Deputy communications officer of the party has argued that the training was rather meant for ''crowd control''
Following the arrest of three South African ex-police men over threats against national security, the opposition New Patriotic Party has rubbished claims that the said ex-police men training about 15 persons have no links to treason.
Deputy Director of Communications of the party, Perry Okedzeto has revealed in an interview with Joy FM that the South African nationals where training security men only for ''crowd control'' and that they (the South African nationals) has the license to operate and train the said security guards called ''the invisible forces''.
"We are not training them for military tactics. There is nothing untoward,” he argued.
Ghana’s Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) arrested the three South Africans on Sunday at the El Capitano Hotel in Agona Dunkwa, suspecting they are training people to compromise the security of the country.
They are 54-year-old Major Ahmed Shaik Hazis (Rtd.), 39-year–old WO/ Denver Dwayhe Naidu (Rtd.) and 45-year-old Captain Mlungiseleli Jokani (Rtd.). Reports do indicate that the men were allegedly training the 15 young men in various security drill and rapid response maneuvers, weapon handling, VIP protection techniques and were allegedly brought into Ghana by one Capt Koda, who is the head of security of opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo.