Police arrest 26 NDC protesters at Electoral Commission Headquarters

The Greater Accra Regional Police Command have confirmed the arrest 26 persons believed to be supporters of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) involved in Thursday morning protest at the headquarters of the Electoral Commission at Ridge, a surbeb of Accra.

This was contained in a statement by the Public Affairs Unit and signed by DSP Effia Tenge.

“The Accra Regional Police Command has arrested 26 persons, 15 males and 11 females for unlawfully demonstrating at the Electoral Commission (EC) Headquarters in Accra,” the statement said.

Information gathered by TamaleOnline News indicates that protesters were seeking to submit a petition for the dismissal of the Chair of the Electoral Commission, Madam Jean Mansa.

The aggrieve supporters, clad in red attair and chanting war songs burnt car tyres in major roads of the city and causing vehicular traffic in disagreement with the 2020 election presidential and parliamentary results.

However, the police managed to disperse the protesters with rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannons leading to the arrest of the 26 suspects.

Police chasing away protesters

According to the Police, some of them [protesters in custody] have been cautioned whiles others will be arraigned before court.

“All suspects are being taken through due process and provisionally cautioned on the offences of Unlawful Assembly, Holding of Special Event without notification and Obstruction. Those found culpable would be arraigned.” The statement added.

Source: tamaleonline.net

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