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Police Dismiss Claims of ‘Order from Above’ in Ofaakor Firearm Arrests

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The Ghana Police Service has denied allegations made by the National Chairman of the NDC, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, regarding the arrest of three individuals in possession of firearms.

In a recent statement, the police clarified that the claims made by Asiedu Nketia in a widely circulated video are unfounded and untrue.

According to the video, Mr. Nketia alleged that high-ranking police officials, including the Accra Regional Police Commander, the Director-General of the CID, and the Inspector-General of Police, had informed him that the arrests were executed following orders from higher authorities.

The police have firmly refuted these statements, asserting that no such comments were ever made by the officers in question.

“We would like to categorically state that the claims are false and without any basis. None of the officers mentioned in the video has at any point in time made any such pronouncement,” part of statement read.

The police further detailed the circumstances leading to the arrests, stating that the suspects were taken into custody after a Pump Action gun and four rounds of ammunition were discovered in their vehicle.

“We wish to emphasise that all three suspects were arrested when a Pump Action gun with four rounds of ammunition was found in their vehicle at the offices of the Electoral Commission at Ofaakor in the Awutu Senya East constituency of the Central region. They have subsequently been cautioned and granted bail,” the statement added.

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