Police declares leader of ‘Aluta Boys’ wanted over NDC office raid

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A man only identified as Jalil has been declared wanted by the police after an armed gang vandalized the Northern Regional office of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).

A police incident report stated that the suspect, who is leader of a group known as ‘Aluta Boys’, besieged the party office Friday morning and destroyed properties amid firing of gunshots.

Officers were deployed to the scene following a distress call by Mohammed Abdul-Salam, the party’s Regional Secretary who narrated to the police that a number of properties had been destroyed by the gun-wielding men.

“That they used stones to smash the party secretary’s office window, reception door glass and left the scene,” a police report read.

Two empty shells suspected to be pistol ammunition were retrieved from the scene when the police crime management team visited.

Regional Crime Officer, Superintendent Otuo Acheampong, said at a media briefing that the suspects are being pursued. 

“To this effect the police in the region have declared Jalil and his group wanted. It is believed that they are based in Changli, a community in Tamale,” Superintendent Otuo Acheampong said adding: “We call on well meaning Ghanaians and people living in the community to provide credible information that will lead to the arrest of these hooligans.”

Similar attacks have been reported at the party’s offices countrywide.

In January this year, six persons suspected to be members of the NDC were arrested for vandalising the party’s office at Ogome, a suburb of Somanya, in the Yilo Krobo Constituency in the Eastern Region.

Police did not give the names of the suspects to reporters during a media briefing at that time.

The group damaged two padlocks on the front metal gate and broke down the main glass door to gain access to the premises, while preparation was underway for balloting parliamentary candidates of the NDC for the constituency.

The Eastern Regional Police Public Relations Officer, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Ebenezer Tetteh told the GNA that the agenda of the group was to prevent one of the candidates, Albert Tetteh Nyarkotey, from participating in the balloting process.

He said the group bolted with 133 branch registers, 320 party dues cards, one desktop Dell computer, one HP laser Jet printer, one telephone, files containing party documents, electrical extension cords and GH¢250 being dues collected.

In addition to the six, he said one other suspect, Emmanuel Nartey Nsiah, NDC Youth Organiser for Agavenya, a suburb of Somanya, was later arrested to assist the police in investigations.

The outcome of police investigations is yet to be made public.

Source: Daily Mail GH

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