MMDCE List: Police arrest four persons

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Police have announced the arrest of four persons said to be ringleaders of Saturday’s disorder in Jamestown.

Some residents, who were said to be unhappy with President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s yet-to-be-announced nominee for Accra mayor, went on rampage by burning car tyres in protest.

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They were said to be calling for the renomination of Mohammed Nii Adjei Sowah, who has since condemned the action.

In a press release issued on Saturday, September 18, police said the arrested led scores of people to create a sense of fear and disorder in Jamestown.

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The four arrested are Salaami Abubakari, 36, Daniel Opare Oman, 43, Edward Holm, 38, and Daniel Clottey, 41.

“Preliminary investigations suggest the unlawful protest was in response to the widely circulated list of potential Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs).”

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The release signed by ACP Kwesi Ofori, the Acting Director-General of Public Affairs of the Ghana Police Service, strongly cautioned individuals and groups who have intentions to stage similar protests to “immediately abandon such plans or face the law”.

“We urge everyone to use due process to convey their griavances.”

The list is scheduled to be released later on Sunday by the Minister of Local Government, Decentralisation and Rural Development, Dan Botwe.

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