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The Ghana Police Service on Wednesday denied reports that police and military personnel raided the headquarters of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) on Tuesday and carried away a lot of materials and items, including computers and evidence being put together to substantiate their claims of rigging of last Friday’s election.
In a statement issued in Accra, the police described the allegations as “false and unfounded”, saying “the Police neither raided the NPP Headquarters nor carried any such items and documents away.”
It said the Police had a hint that about 20 “macho men” had arrived at a location near the Burkina Faso Embassy at Asylum Down and were offloading arms into a house.
The statement said security officers, taking cognizance of the times, quickly mobilized men to visit the place to establish the veracity of the allegation.
“The team got there at about 5:17pm and located the house and identified it to be La Monte Guest House. The team entered the house and found about 30 people inside the house. The people were called together and the leader identified.
“The team of security officers identified themselves to the inmates and informed them about their mission. The team of officers was then led to search the rooms. No arms were found.
“The team of officers then took leave of the people.”
The statement said section 94 of Act 30/60 allows the Police, on reasonable suspicion, to enter any premises to conduct a search.
“There is, therefore, no substance in the allegation that the team of security officer invaded the NPP Headquarters and carried computers and documents away.
“The Public are therefore entreated to dismiss the allegation as a piece of information intended to throw dust into the eyes of the public,” the statement said.