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General News of Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Source: citifmonline

Police invites Jake and two others for questioning

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The Criminal Investigations Department of the Ghana Police Service has officially invited three NPP top guns to the Police CID headquarters for interrogations.

The three, Jake Obetsebi Lamptey, NPP National Chairman, Kwadwo Owusu Afiriyie, General Secretary and Frances Assiam, a vocal member, are being invited following a formal complaints for their arrest by the Media Analyst Group of the ruling NDC.

According to the group, the trio made comments which caused fear and panic during the Atiwa by-election.

Frances Assiam was categorical in an interview on Citi FM after the by-election that two people had died on the day of voting.

This allegation later proved to be false when the police and hospital authorities spoke to the contrary.

The Chairman of the NDC’s media Analyst Group, Mohammed Nurudeen, after a News conference on Tuesday, September, 14, told Citi News that the comment by Frances Assiam, which was subsequently echoed by Mr. Obetsebi Lamptey and Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie is a very serious statement which needed police investigations.

The group therefore lodged an official complaint to the CID headquarters on Tuesday, September 28, for the arrest of the NPP trio.

In an official invitation sent to the NPP officials, the CID asked Mr. Obetsebi Lamptey, Mr. Owusu Afriyie and Madam Frances Assiam “to report to the Deputy Director General/CID on the 2nd Floor of the CID building on Friday, October 1 2010 at 1100 hours to assist in investigations.”

Meanwhile, the media analyst group has disagreed with some facts contained in the CID’s letter of invitation to the trio.

The letter indicated that the group had reported the NPP trio to the police for accusing the Media Analyst Group of being responsible for the murder of some three unidentified persons at Atiwa.

However Speaking to, a leading member of the group said their complaint rather centered on the trio’s accusation of the NDC party being responsible for the so called murder of the unidentified people at Atiwa.

This move follows a similar action by an opposition pressure group AFAG, which called for the arrest of NDC chairman Kwabena Adjei over his ‘judicial cleansing comments.’

Dr. Kwabena Adjei has since been invited by the CID but he is yet to make an appearance at the Police headquarters.

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