Update: Police confirm Naa Koryoo’s bail, forward docket to Attorney General


The Ghana Police Service has confirmed that the docket regarding Phyllis Naa Koryoo Okunor, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Parliamentary Candidate for Awutu Senya East, has been forwarded to the Attorney General (AG).

This follows her arrest on charges of transferring firearms without authority. Naa Koryoo, along with three others, has been granted bail.

The Attorney General is expected to review the case and provide legal advice. According to a police statement, Naa Koryoo was cautioned regarding the offense.

Naa Koryoo was detained at the Cantonments Police Station on Friday, June 7, following a police invitation. Her detention provoked an outcry from NDC supporters, who gathered at the station demanding her release.


On 2 June 2024, the Ghana Police Service issued a statement indicating that three individuals, including Naa Koryoo, were arrested at Ofaakor for possession of a firearm without lawful authority.

The suspects, traveling in a Honda CRV with registration number GX-2044-19, were apprehended near the Electoral Commission Office at Ofaakor. A pump-action gun with four rounds of ammunition was found in the vehicle.

In an interview on 5 June, Naa Koryoo emphasized that she was invited by the police rather than formally arrested.

She stated that the firearm in her car was legally licensed and acquired for self-defense due to previous altercations with the incumbent NPP MP and Minister for Fisheries, Hawa Koomson.

Naa Koryoo claimed that Koomson had previously attacked her and even fired gunshots, with no protective response from the police.

“I have never been arrested. Yes, I was invited to the police station. I was not arrested. I was there because I had to go there. My driver was arrested, and my security guard was arrested because a licensed gun was found in my car…It was far away from the registration centre,” Naa Koryoo stated.

Before this incident, a clash between NDC and NPP supporters at the Electoral Commission’s office in Ofaakor during a vote transfer exercise resulted in the stabbing of Ato Koomson, the son of Hawa Koomson.

He was hospitalized following the incident, and the suspect in the stabbing has also been arrested and detained.

It remains unclear whether Naa Koryoo’s arrest is related to the stabbing incident or solely due to the possession of the firearm.

The NDC continues to call for transparency and fairness, asserting that the arrest of their parliamentary candidate was politically motivated.

SOURCE: DAILY MAIL GH with additional files from myjoyonline.com

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