- The office of the Danquah Institute has been ransacked by personnel from the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI)
- The ransack is suspected to have been followed by the arrest of South African ex-service personnel
- The NPP has made known its resolve to lodge an official complaint at the police
The Ghana Police Service and the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) on Thursday evening raided the office of the Danquah Institute in Accra.
The raid which follows the arrest of the South African ex-police personnel is narrated to have seen the personnel forcefully open the office of the Danquah Institute and ransacked the place.
A Deputy Director of Communications for the New Patriotic Party, Perry Okudzeto told Citi News that they included a Police officer in uniform and six others in mufti.
Meanwhile, NPP’s Deputy Director of Communications, Perry Okudzeto has narrated that the security operatives also took to their heels when they heard that people were coming to the place as he claims that the opposition party is yet to lodge a formal complaint at the police station.
The Danquah Institute was formed in January 2008 and after Dr. Joseph Boakye Danquah, one of the founders of Ghana’s first political party the United Gold Coast Convention, which has transformed into the New Patriotic Party. The institute is aimed at serving as an advocacy body for improving Ghana’s electoral processes.
The raid comes on the back of the arrest of the three South African ex-Police officers in the country for training private security personnel for the opposition New Patriotic Party’s Presidential Candidate. The three who were arrested on Sunday included Major Ahmed Shaik Hazis (rtd), 54; Warrant Officer Denver Dwayhe, 33, and Captain Mlungiseli Jokani, 45 and have been charged with conspiracy to commit crime and unlawful training. The Head of Nana Addo’s security team Captain (rtd) Edmund Koda and the owner of the EL-Capitano Hotel Captain (rtd) Acquah were also arrested and charged but the state has dropped the charges against them.