- All South African ex-police men arrested for training private security of the NPP have been granted bail by the Accra Circuit Court
- The three, who are to be interrogated by the South African High Commission, were earlier charged with conspiracy to commit murder
ex-police men were earlier arrested for training private security personnel of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) presidential candidate have been charged with conspiracy to commit crime and unlawful training.
Major Ahmed Shaik Hazis (rtd), 54; Warrant Officer Denver Dwayhe, 33, Captain Mlungiseli Jokani, 45 together with the Head of Nana Addo’s security team Captain (rtd) Edmund Koda and the owner of the EL-Capitano Hotel Captain (rtd) Acquah are thus expected to be arraigned before court on Thursday, March 24.
The main opposition party has justified the need to train the said security personnel stating that it was important for their flagbearer and running mate to be protected ahead of the November 7 polls.
“All the hundreds of security companies in Ghana that offer security services don’t need to get it from the Ghana Police Service. Aren’t there people who are bodyguards for individuals in this country? So a political figure cannot have his bodyguards trained? And this is published on a state newspaper and given front page as if people who have come into this country executing their mandate are criminals. I think the South African High Commission in Ghana must investigate this issue since their nationals are involved,” the party insisted.
Meanwhile, officials of the South African High Commission have met the three to interrogate them.