The Accra Regional Police Command has arrested two persons involved in the clash between New Patriotic Party and National Democratic Congress (NDC) supporters at Odododiodio in the Greater Accra region on Sunday, 25 October 2020.
Addressing the press, the Public Relations Officer of the Accra Regional Police Command, DSP Effia Tenge, indicated that the suspects were captured in a video which has since gone viral on social media firing gunshots.
“The two were involved. We were identifying some people as we watched the videos that are being circulated. The two were also part of the violence that took place,” she said.
supporters of the two major political parties got embroiled in violent clashes on the streets of Jamestown during separate campaign activities.
Supporters on each side could be seen hurling crude weapons at their opponents in the fierce clashes just six weeks from this year’s general elections.
People got injured in the disturbances.
The police command is investigating the matter.
Meanwhile, Mr Nii Lante Bannerman, the NPP’s parliamentary candidate for the constituency, has accused Mr Nii Lantey Vanderpuye, the incumbent MP of masterminding the attacks on the NPP supporters in the area at the weekend.
Mr Bannerman is demanding the immediate arrest of all the persons involved in the melee else he and his supporters would defend themselves.
Speaking at a press conference on Monday, 26 October 2020, Mr Bannerman said: “This violence in the constituency are explicitly orchestrated by the incumbent MP whose persona and character depict violence…
“I hereby call on the police, as a matter of urgency, to arrest these NDC thugs, failing which our people will be left with no other option than to defend ourselves.”
But Mr Vanderpuye has rubbished the claims, describing Mr Bannerman as a liar.
He said: “What again do you expect? He’s a liar, he was born a liar, he has grown to become a liar and he will continue to lie all his life”.
“He is lying like any person in NPP.
“They lie from the head to the bottom, everyone amongst them lie.
“I, Nii Lantey Vanderpuye, organised what happened yesterday? It’s a shame.”