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General News of Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Source: asempanews.com

We'll arrest perpetrators of vandalism – Cephas Arthur

Superintendent Cephas Arthur has warned against recent acts of vandalism by some political party faithful after the NPP was declared winners of last week’s general elections.

Public Relations Officer (PRO) for the Ghana Police Service made this remark in an interview with Metro TV’s Gideon Obodai Ashong on the recent attacks on billboards, posters and flags of political parties in certain parts of the country.
“We will arrest anyone caught vandalizing public properties and political flyers,” he asserted.

The PRO who advised party foot soldiers to desist from these acts added, “Elections have successfully been conducted in a peaceful manner, why would you start violence after the main event has been completed without a hitch,” he lamented.

Akin to the discussion, a documentary aired on the Metro’s TV breakfast show, captured posters of both the NPP and NDC damaged and scattered on the ground across the capital city.

The same video, showed a toll booth in Fiapre in the Brong Ahafo region that had also been razed down by some vandals.

In a separate account, some ‘machomen’ were arrested for allegedly hijacking Tema toll booth in the pretext of safeguarding money per adventure some ‘bad people’ attempted to loot the money which should go into government coffers.

There has also been reports of alleged attacks on high-ranking NDC officials, including the MP-elect for Ablekuma South Constituency, Dr Alfred Okoe Vandapuijie, popular TV personality and NDC activist Wofa K and Ben Ephson just to mention a few.

These developments, according to some election observers, could sparked possible reprisal attacks from those who have suffered these intimidations and attacks.

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