Six of the eight disqualified presidential aspirants who are being investigated by the police for various infractions have turned themselves in to the Criminal Investigations Department of the Ghana Police Service, after being reported by the Electoral Commission.
They were at the CID in the company of their lawyers. The six, according to the Director General of the CID, Mr Prosper Kwame Agblor, include Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Mr Henry Lartey of the Great Consolidated Popular Party (GCPP), Mr Hassan Ayariga of the All People’s Congress (APC), Mr Kwabena Adjei of the Reform Patriotic Democrats (RPD), Mr Kofi Akpaloo of the Independent People’s Party (IPP), and Nana Agyenim Boateng of the United Front Party (UFP).
However, former First Lady Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings of the National Democratic Party (NDP) and Dr Edward Nasigre Mahama of the People’s National Convention (PNC) are yet to report themselves to the police, according to the Daily Graphic.
Subscribers committed various offences while endorsing the aspirants’ nomination forms. “The presidential aspirants were the ones who presented the nomination forms in contention to the Electoral Commission (EC). They will be charged with abetment of crime if investigations conclude that they are culpable,” Mr Agblor told the national daily.
The CID is investigating nine subscribers over the infractions. They include Salifu Abdulai, Adu Thomas, Alfred Yevuglo, Richard Aseda, Amadu Babia Latifa, Amadu Ayuba, Owusu Stephen, Abdulai Mariama, also known as Fusheini Mariama, and Abaako Issifu.
Five of them, Adu, Yevuglo, Aseda, Ayuba and Issifu have been picked up for interrogation. Issifu, who subscribed for both APC and PNC was arrested at Pusiga over the weekend.
Also, Mariama of the RPD engaged in the offence of multiple registration, Ayuba subscribed for both the PNC and the APC, while Adu and Yevuglo subscribed for both the IPP and the UFP. Latifa, on the other hand, subscribed for both the GCPP and the UFP, while Aseda subscribed twice for the PPP, the Daily Graphic reported.
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