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General News of Friday, 1 January 2016


BNI arrests ex-NHIA boss Sylvester Mensah

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The former Chief Executive of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) Sylvester Mensah is being held at the headquarters of the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) in Accra.

A confidant of the ex-NHIA boss told that the former MP of La Dadekotopon reported himself to the national investigative body on New Year Day after seven heavily armed officials from the facility invaded his residence on New Year's Eve ostensibly to arrest him.

Mr. Mensah was not home when the armed men stormed his residence.

It is not clear what his charges are and it is not known whether and when he would be released, the associate said.

The BNI operatives, understands, searched his house in a Rambo-style move after manhandling his security man and threatening to shoot his guard dogs.

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