Armed Police officers invade pro-Bawumia group press conference in Ashanti Region; organisers picked up

Armed police officers stormed a press conference by a pro-NPP group calling itself—’Movement for Bawumia’. 

According to a report sighted on Starrfm.com.gh, the presser was scheduled for noon, today, Wednesday, May 26, 2021.

It was meant to address issues surrounding the Akufo-Addo administration’s latest “no-nonsense” stance against illegal mining vis-à-vis the burning of excavators and other equipment seized at galamsey sites.

Starr News’ Ashanti Regional correspondent, Isaac Bediako, who was at the presser reported that the Ashanti Regional Security Coordinator stormed the event with six armed police officers.

The organizers of the presser were whisked to the regional police command after close to an hour meeting with the armed officers.

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Duncan Poku Boateng, the Ashanti Regional Coordinator of the pro-Bawumia group told the media that the armed officers stormed the presser with the explanation that they gathered intel about an impending attack on the organizers.

“I don’t really know why the police and the national security will come in to stop us. I have been told to report to the regional deputy commander which I will do after speaking to you,” he said.

In other news on YEN.com.gh, police at Akyem Abomosu in the Eastern Region have been captured on camera physically assaulting a suspected notorious robber with a broom.

In the clip we sighted on the Twitter page of Starr FM, the police officers could be seen hitting the head of the suspect, identified as Olentei, multiple times with a broom whilst in handcuffs and sitting on a chair. The suspect fell from the chair onto the floor while the police continued assaulting him.

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We gathered that Olentei was apprehended two weeks ago after attacking the family of a Pentecost pastor in the Akyem Abomosu community.

In a separate development, inmates at the Sekondi Central Prison are refusing to take the meals being served them, we have gathered. This is in protest of the GHC1.80 entitled to each inmate at the prison as a feeding allowance per day. The amount covers their breakfast, lunch, and supper.

Confirming the protest to Accra-based Citi FM, the prison’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), DSP Nester Adjetey Cyrano said the protest began on Sunday, May 23, 2021.

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He said the inmates were livid with the poor quality and quantity of the food being served them. “…When we served them their meals, and they refused to take it. It was porridge. And then they got agitated and were saying that the food we have been serving them is not sufficient, and it’s not quality enough,” DSP Cyriano said.

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