NDC Elections: Viral video of candidate ‘spraying’ cash in Ejura under scrutiny – Police


The Ghana Police Service says its attention has been drawn to a viral video which captures a parliamentary candidate splashing cash on NDC delegates and supporters in the Ashanti Region town of Ejura.

Juliana Kinang Wassan was shown in the 19 second viral video standing in a car showering cash on the people who flung her at the Ahmadiya School Park where voting was ongoing, Saturday.

She is reported to have said that she realised she had the money in her car and decided to show love to her fellow NDC members by sharing the unspecified amount of money.

But the police said a “dedicated legal team is currently scrutinising her conduct in the video to establish whether there are elements of election-related crime to warrant Police intervention or otherwise.”

8 arrested

Meanwhile, the police said at least eight suspects were arrested throughout the country for various election-related offences and disturbing the peace during the presidential and parliamentary primaries of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

The suspects, Yaro Burdove, Harrison Martey, Imoro Ibrahim, Arkoli Mensah, Nyarko Richard, Prince Lomotey, Hamidu Dramani and Bejando Emmanuel, were arrested at their various voting centres across four constituencies.

Specifically, suspect Yaro Burdove was arrested during the elections at the Ningo-Prampram Constituency for taking a photograph of his ballot paper in the polling booth and also attempting to take photographs of the ballot of other voters, while Harrison Martey and Imoro Ibrahim were arrested for engaging themselves in an unlawful fight at a voting centre at the same constituency.

Suspects Arkoli Mensah and Nyarko Richard were arrested for disturbing the peace by engaging themselves in an unlawful fight at a voting centre during the voting process at the New Juaben South Constituency in the Eastern Region.

At the Mfantseman Constituency in the Central Region, suspect Prince Lomotey was arrested at the voting centre for personation, while at a polling station in the Atebubu-Amantin constituency in the Bono East Region, suspects Hamidu Dramani and Bejando Emmanuel were arrested for causing violence.

“Five of the suspects are currently on police inquiry bail, while the three others are in custody assisting the ongoing Police investigation,” the statement said.



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