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General News of Thursday, 7 November 2019


I’m focused on my NDC campaign, not BNI’s non-existent invitation – Ex-IGP Executive Secretary

Former Executive Secretary to the immediate-past Inspector General of Police (IGP) David Asante Apeatu, Superintendent (Retired) Peter Lanchene Tuubo has said he is currently busy with his campaign to enter parliament on the ticket of his beloved National Democratic Congress to perturbed about news of his invitation to the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI).

He, however, added that should he be invited, he is ready to appear. has gathered that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Parliamentary Candidate for Wa West has been invited by the security agency as a person of interest in ongoing investigations into an alleged coup plot.

But According to him, he is yet to receive such an invitation indicating that he will readily adhere if indeed it is true.

Speaking on Accra Fm monitored by, he said “I have not been invited by the BNI over any matter. We are a country of law and I am a law-abiding citizen and, so, if the BNI invites me, I will honour the invitation.”

Asked about his whereabouts as at the time of the interview he responded, “I am currently focused on my campaign to be elected as an MP to make life comfortable for the people and, so, it is funny that I will be associated with such a plot to destabilize the country.”

He stressed “Funny and very interesting. Invitations are a normal part of our democracy and, so, if they invite me, I will go.”

Dr Frederick Yao Mac-Palm owner of Cidatel Hospital and his two accomplices – Mr Ezor Kafui (a local weapon manufacturer) and Mr Bright Allan Debrah Ofosu (aka BB or ADC) are currently in the custody of the BNI over the alleged plot.

So far, eight persons including Lance Corporal Ali Solomon, Lance Corporal Godwin Nii Ankrah, Lance Corporal Sylvester Akapewu, Lance Corporal Baba Ibrahim, Lance Corporal Seidu Abubakar and one WO2 Esther Saan aka Mama Gee of the Military Academy and Training Schools (MATS) are in the grips of the police.

The rest are a senior military officer, Colonel Samuel Kojo Gameli, together with a civilian employee of the Ghana Armed Force, Gershon Akpa, were put before the court and remanded in BNI custody.