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The Ashanti Regional Office of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), has lodged a formal complaint at the regional police command over what it consider a threat on the life of the party’s Regional Communications Officer, Abass Nurudeen, by the Minister of State in charge of National Security, Bryan Acheampong.

The Ashanti Regional Secretary for the NDC, Kwame Zu, has said the threats came after Mr Nurudeen, accused the Minister of being responsible for the importation of some weapons that were confiscated at the Tema Port last week.

Bryan Acheampong made a counter Facebook post in which he among other things, said he could “mechanically remove the stupidity” out of Abass Nurudeen.

Kwame Zu told Citi News that the party was not taking the threat kindly and is seeking respite from the police.

He said the police have given assurances that they will look into the matter and revert to the party if the need be.

“Mr Bryan Acheampong alleges that our regional communications officer, Mr Abass Nurudeen, has made certain claims and that he was the one who imported the cache of ammunition that was seized by security agencies at the Port. Apparently that didn’t go down well with him so he threatened Mr Abass Nurudeen. We have made the formal presentation to the police at the regional command and we also took the opportunity to have audience with the regional police commander. He has indicated that he will delve into the issues.

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Bryan Acheampong had last week vowed to screw the stupidity from, Nurudeen Abass.

The Member of Parliament of Abetifi constituency in the Eastern Region had in a social media post, weighed six options in dealing with the NDC executive for peddling falsehood that a container load of AK47 assault rifles were imported by him, said he was also considering praying for him.

In a post on his Facebook page sighted he said “What do you do to fools like this making categorical statements in the name of politics. Ashanti Regional NDC officer!

1. Get him arrested to prove his allegation. 2. Sue him for defamation

3. Mechanically remove the stupidity out of him

4. Continue to pray for him

5. Report him to the peace council

6. Report him to the NDC.

Me, my heart is for #4 but my mind tilts towards #3.

Following the trending social media story and pictures of a DAF Articulated Truck with registration number GT 9699 Y containing weapons on Friday, The Ghana Police Service assured that security agencies have physically examined the said truck and its contents and found them to be imported pump action guns covered by regular documentation authorized by the Ministry for the Interior and relevant agencies and they conform to the documents covering them.

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The pump action guns in the truck a statement from the police added are authorised for private use by licensed persons, adding they are not the type of weapons used by state security agencies.

“Police investigation further shows that rightful port procedures were followed to clear the weapons and the importer is a licensed arms dealer authorized to import such weapons. Police further assures that police together with sister security agencies, will continue to be vigilant to ensure that the country is secured.

The public is also encouraged to remain vigilant and report suspicious activities to police for necessary action”, it concluded.

Meanwhile, the Ghana Police Service, has assured that security agencies have physically examined the said truck and its contents and found them to be imported pump action guns covered by regular documentation authorized by the Ministry for the Interior and relevant agencies and they conform to the documents covering them.

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The pump action guns in the truck a statement from the police added are authorised for private use by licensed persons, adding that they are not the type of weapons used by state security agencies.

Source: theheraldghana.com

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