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Police deny raiding NPP office

The Ghana Police Service wishes to debunk allegations being carried by a section of the electronic media to the effect that a team or Police and Military personnel raided the Headquarters of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) on Tuesday, 11th December 2012.

It was further alleged that on raiding the said premises, the team carried away a lot of materials and items, including computers and evidence being put together to fight their cause in the court.

The Police Service wishes to state emphatically that the said allegations are false and unfounded. The Police neither raided the NPP Headquarters nor carried any such items and document away.

The facts are that:

1.The Police had a hint that some macho men, numbering twenty (20) had arrived at a location near the Burkina Faso embassy at Asylum Down and were offloading arms into a house.

2.The team of security officers, taking cognizance of the times, quickly mobilized men to visit the place to establish the veracity of the allegation.

3.The team got there at about 5: 17pm and located the house and identified it to be La Monte Guest House.

4.The team entered the house and found about thirty (30) people inside the house.

5.The people were called together and the leader identified.

6.A team of security officers identified themselves to the inmates and inform them about their mission. The team of officers was then led to search the rooms.

7.No arms were found.

8.The team of officers then took leave of the people.

It must be noted that section 94 of Act 30/60 allows the Police, on reasonable suspicion, to enter any premises to conduct search.

There is therefore, no substance in the allegation that the team of security officer invaded the NPP Headquarters and carried computers and document away.

The Public are therefore entreated to dismiss the allegation as a piece of information intended to throw dust into the eyes of the public.

Source: Ghana Police Service

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