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Amenfi East: NPP’s Parliamentary candidate granted bail

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Ernest Frimpong, the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) candidate for the parliamentary seat of Wassa Amenfi East, has been granted bail by the Tarkwa Division of the Police in the Western Region.

On Wednesday evening, June 12, following a debriefing with the police regarding his statements in a widely circulated video, Mr. Frimpong was freed.

His arrest was as a result of a video showing him allegedly inciting miners to oppose any police officers or soldiers demanding bribes.

Subsequently, Mr. Frimpong clarified the misunderstanding surrounding his remarks during a comprehensive discussion with the local artisanal miners.

Frederick Korankye, the Municipal Chief Executive for Wassa Amenfi East, in a dialogue with Citi News, denounced the statements made by Frimpong and appealed to the miners to work in unison with law enforcement to eradicate unlawful mining in the area.

He also advised those interested in mining to secure the necessary legal paperwork and permissions, adhering to Ghanaian law, before commencing mining operations.

“The government is ready to facilitate the documents for you to do your work according to the guidelines set out in the mining laws. So that is what I will plead with the miners. In fact, the land belongs to us so we cannot look unconcerned for them to destroy it the way it is.

“So once a while, the military will come and then make sure that they do the right thing. At the beginning of every year, there are rampant armed robbery cases over here, and when it happens like that, we rely on these security services to come and assist so we cannot be attacking them and then later come and call them to come and help us.”

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