The Accra Regional Command of the Ghana Police Service has arrested five individuals in connection to various incidents of violent state institution takeovers.
The police command warned members of the public not to partake in similar criminal activity. At a news conference on Thursday, the police service paraded four individuals who are alleged to have attacked revenue collectors of the Accra Metropolitan Assemby (AMA).
The four suspects, Mussah Muhib, 25; Issahaku Suleimana, 33; Abdullai Mohammed, 41 and Adam Mahama, 39, were arrested in the central business district at the Makola Market, early Thursday morning.
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The four are alleged to have assault revenue collectors, preventing them from properly doing their work, and also robbing other revenue collectors of GHC 2,000.
In a related event, police have arrested Mr. Kwame Ofosu-Adjei, the Amasaman Constituency Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP). Mr. Ofosu-Adjei is alleged to have forced his way into a toll booth and threatened to take over the revenue collection operation.
In the wake of the state institution take overs all over the country, the police service has come under criticism that officers are disinclined to make any arrest because perpetrators are supporters of the ruling NPP..
These arrests are being seen by some as a response to the previously mentioned criticism.