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NPP organizer, 3 others arrested for stealing election materials,cash

Four New Patriotic Party members in the New Juaben South constituency of the Eastern region are in the grips of the district police command for allegedly breaking into the house of the constituency secretary and bolting with the album for the upcoming constituency election.

Two of the suspects, Alex Owusu alias Gunta and Wadoski are believed to be among a gang of four allegedly hired by the constituency organizer, Obeng Manu to perpetuate the crime.

The four allegedly forced open the house of the secretary, tied one Pius Tevi, an occupant of one of the rooms with a rope, blindfolded him before bolting away with envelopes containing the constituency album, mobile phones, a cash amount of GHc4,000 and other personal belongings.

Briefing Journalists, New Juaben district police commander, Chief superintendent Cosmos Alan Anyan explained that Alex Owusu mentioned the names of Tanko, Mafia, and Wadoski as his accomplices.

According to him, Wadoski after his arrest named Obeng Manu and Justice Peter Afful alias Oboo Yankee as the masterminds of the crime after paying GHc 400 as part payment of GHC1,000.

Chief Superintendent Alan Anyan said the constituency organizer, Obeng Manu who was later arrested denied claims of hiring the thugs.

The police boss says they are treating the matter as a criminal matter and suspecting will be arranged before the court tomorrow.

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