A security analyst, Adam Bona has demanded the Ghana Police Service to commence a thorough investigation into the existence of De-eye group, a company alleged to be training the pro-government militia.
This comes on the back of a revelation in a video documentary produced by Joy FM’s Manasseh Azure Awuni that some young men and women were allegedly been trained as security operatives at the Osu Castle.
It was reported in the documentary that the group was aligned to the New Patriotic Party government.
In an interview with Citi News, Mr. Bona said government appointees in charge of security must find a better remedy to the issue at hand.
“I was expecting the government appointees to have apologized first of all, by saying, if these guys work at the office of the president a next, we didn’t pick up that information on time, but the moment we did we got rid of them, then you apologize and assure us the issue is undergoing investigation.”
“The police should have swung into action, arrested all the leaders because the general public needs to know because most Ghanaians would still trust the police more than the hardcore national security,” he said.
The governing New Patriotic Party has denied having any form of affiliation with the group, ‘De-Eye’.
The party said it does not support the activities of the group.
“While any effort at helping rid the country of politically related violence is welcome and is to be commended, the NPP wishes to state unequivocally for the records that it has no connection to the purported group shown in the documentary. The NPP has not established any such group and is neither affiliated to nor supports one.”
Minister of State in charge of National Security, Byran Acheampong has said the activities of Nana Wireko, leader of ‘ De Eye’ at the Osu Castle were suspended in October last year.
According to him, the group after the shutdown, relocated to Dzowulu, a suburb of Accra to continue operations.
In an open letter, however, Mr. Acheampong indicated that although the group was thrown out of the Osu Castle on three occasions, the government was unaware that they had returned to the premises.
“We are also aware that Nana Wireko alias Choman started his company from his former Secretariat at the castle where we warned him on two occasions and arrested him, threw him out of the office and shut it down in October on our third encounter with him. It has not come to our notice that he’d had access to the office since. Their new office is located at Dzowulu.”
Varied opinions have characterized a video documentary by a journalist, Manasseh Awuni Azure which captured “De-Eye” using the former seat of government as a training ground.
By: Farida Yusif | citinewsroom.com | Ghana