A 30-year old man, David Asante, has been arrested for posing as one of the President’s security detail during the commissioning of a school project, which the President was expected to attend.
He was seen lurking around the area with a gun, when the President visited the Adenta constituency a few days ago for the event.
[contextly_sidebar id=”IEVC6v8Me5fXFCz7JQ8rcuPHcxX1v5SV”]Narrating the incident to the media today [Wednesday], the Deputy Regional Commander of the Accra Regional Police Command, ACP Paul Ayittey, said : “The Police have arrested one David Mensah for posing as a National Security to the presidency. On 11th November 2016, the Adenta Police together with other Police personnel arrested a 30 year old imposter possessing a pair of pistol and a pair of handcuffs.
According to him, “the suspect was arrested while preparations were ongoing to prepare the grounds for the commissioning of a community senior high School at Adenta Frahaha.”
He indicated that, the suspect “arrived at the event venue early enough, and carried himself about as a security detail to the Flagstaff House.”
He said “after a careful observation by security persons around, he was questioned further; but luck eluded him as he displayed gross ignorance in the work he claims to do therefore warranting his arrest. “
ACP Ayittey further revealed that “during interrogation, he admitted he was not a security detail at the presidency.”
“The Police found on him handcuffs, security communication gadgets. A further search conducted on him led the Police retrieving a number of military apparel and two digital cameras in his possession,” he added.
Gunman in Mahama’s church jailed 10 years
In July 2015, one Charles Antwi was arrested for wielding a loaded pistol at the Ringway Gospel Centre branch of the Assemblies of God Church in Accra, where President John Mahama worships.
He was hurriedly sentenced to ten years imprisonment in a trial that was largely condemned by human right lawyers. He was subsequently released after a renowned Human Rights Lawyer, Francis Xavier Sosu, came to his rescue.
An Accra High Court ordered his referral to the psychiatric hospital for treatment after it quashed a judgment by a Circuit Court sentencing him to ten years in prison.
It was eventually proven that he was mentally ill.
By: Marian Ansah & Franklin Badu Jnr/citifmonline.com/Ghana