Arrest of SA ex-cops Mahama deliberately exposing Nana Addo to attack - NPP

The opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) is accusing the Mahama-led administration of deliberately exposing the party's 2016 presidential candidate, Nana Akufo-Addo to danger.

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Nana Addo (Left) and President John Mahama

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The opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) is accusing the Mahama-led administration of deliberately exposing the party's 2016 presidential candidate, Nana Akufo-Addo to danger.

Acting Chairman of the NPP, Freddie Blay made this known on the back of allegations by the National Democratic Congress that the three former South African police officers arrested for allegedly training the NPP's security on weapon handling among others were mercenaries.

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Addressing a press conference, the acting chairman of the party, Freddie Blay said the arguments by the NDC are baseless.

"We have every reason to believe that the lives of our presidential candidate and its running mate are deliberately being exposed to high risk by the Mahama government. We will go as far as to say that the president with his government is deliberately allowing the life of his main competitor for the 2016 presidential race to be endangered," he added.

The three ex-police officers, 54-year-old Major Ahmed Shaik Hazis (Rtd.), 39-year–old WO/ Denver Dwayhe Naidu (Rtd.) and 45-year-old Captain Mlungiseleli Jokani (Rtd.) were arrested on Sunday March 20, 2016 at El Capitano Hotel in Agona Duakwa in the Central Region.

A Bureau of National Investigations document said “The trio, all ex-police officers were engaged in training fifteen young men in various military drills, including unarmed combat, weapon handling, VIP protection techniques and rapid response maneuvers.”

The three have been charged with conspiracy to commit crime and unlawful training.

RELATED: 3 ex-SA police officers arrested in Ghana

The Head of Nana Addo’s security team Captain (rtd) Edmund Koda and the owner of the EL-Capitano Hotel Captain (rtd) Acquah have also been charged.

They are all expected to be arraigned on Thursday, March 24, 2016.

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