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General News of Thursday, 24 November 2016


Police to arrest voters who capture votes with phones

The Ghana Police Service has served notice voters may be barred from taking their phones into the ballot box on December 7.

This is to prevent them from capturing votes with cameras on their phones.

“We will ask them to drop them before you enter to vote.”

Speaking in an interview with TV3’s Catherine Frimpong on Thursday, November 24, Director General of Police in charge of Operations Christian Tetteh Yohuno said the move is part of measures put in place ahead of, during and after the elections.

He added that handbags of voters will be collected before the process to exercise franchise even begins for electorates.

COP Yohuno said the dropping of handbags before approaching the voting area is in line with international anti-terrorism conventions.

The police have promised to crack down on election violence, having sparingly outlined plans in that direction.

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), John Kudalor, had earlier stated that social media, for instance, may be shut down if it is considered a threat to the peace on election day.

Over 5,000 flashpoints have also identified by the police but already the national, regional and district election task forces have been adequately trained – as made known – to forestall any electoral conflict.