Ghana’s Inspector General of Police, David Apeatu has ordered for the arrest of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament for Asutifi South, Collins Dauda. The MP is accused of inciting violence from supporters of the NDC against their political opponents in the Brong Ahafo Region.
The order was reportedly issued on Monday night. According reports, a group of armed police officers visited Dauda’s residence on Tuesday but met his absence. He was apparently en route to Accra.
The General Secretary of the NDC, Johnson Asiedu Nketia said:
“The Brong Ahafo Regional Police Commander has directed him to hand himself to the IGP when he arrives in Accra. The violence in the area is as a result of the NPP bussing non-indigenes to register in the area which has consistently been resisted by the NDC….Armed policemen stormed there at 2 am dawn to arrest him. He called the Regional Police Commander who also informed him that the IGP gave the order but he also indicated that Speaker of Parliament has recalled the house and he was on his way to attend parliamentary proceedings”.