‘It’s false, baseless’ – National Security denies cloning #FixTheCountry phone

Albert Kan Dapaah, minister of national security
Albert Kan Dapaah, minister of national security

The Ministry of National Security has rubbished reports that it cloned a phone of one of the conveners of the #FixtheCountry protest.

The ministry said the claims are “baseless and false” because it never happened.

Oliver Barker-Vormanor of #FixtheCountry campaign alleged that his phone was cloned after depositing it at the ministry’s reception during a meeting.

In a statement, the ministry said the public should disregard the allegations, adding: “The Ministry has no basis to and did not tamper with the phones of
the convener.”

“In the publication, one Oliver Barker-Vormanor, a convener of the #FixtheCountry campaign alleged that operatives of the Ministry of National Security coerced
conveners into a meeting with Cabinet.

“He further alleged that, the operatives unlawfully cloned one of the phones of the conveners and assessed private chats. Consistent with standard practices, the phones of all visitors are kept at the reception of the Ministry. The Ministry has no basis to and did not tamper with the phones of the conveners,” the statement signed by the Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah said.

It added: “The conveners were invited for a meeting to which they voluntarily attended. The allegation that they were coerced into a meeting is therefore untrue.

“Additionally, in instances where the Agencies of the Ministry have need to investigate the electronic devices of a person, legal methods such as a proper court warrant are employed. The phone cloning allegation is also therefore false and baseless. The public is therefore advised to disregard the said allegation.”

Source: Daily Mail GH

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