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Police hold NDC parliamentary candidate, four others over alleged murder plot

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary candidate for Agona West, Paul Ofori Amoah is being held by the police in the Central Region to assist in investigations into an alledged plot to kill the incumbent MP, Mrs Cynthia Mamle Morrison.

The candidate is alleged to have admitted to issuing cheques found on four persons the police describe as ‘suspicious characters’ arrested at a hotel in Swedru on Saturday.

He has been charged provisionally with preparation to commit murder and abetment to commit murder.

The Public Relations Officer of the Regional Police Command, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Ms Irene Oppong briefing the press, said the police had picked the cheques belonging to Paul Amoah at the hotel where the suspects were picked up and invited him to assist in investigations.

Incumbent MP
DSP Irene Oppong said the incumbent MP, Mrs Morrison had herself made a complaint about the alleged murder plot on her life.

She said the Swedru Divisional patrol team on Saturday, October 17, 2020 arrested the suspects – Saddick Abubakar, Gordon Kunya, Isaac Addea and Dauda Fatau based on intelligence that some heavily built men (machomen) whose movements looked suspicious were lodging in a hotel at Swedru.

DSP Oppong said the team proceeded to the hotel and met the suspects lodging in two rooms ( 8 and 9).

DSP Oppong said the rooms of the suspects were searched and a knife was found on Dauda Fatau while a cutlass was also found in room 8 then being occupied by Isaac Addea and Fatau Dauda.

She said a search was also conducted in room 9, occupied by Gordon Kunya and Saddick Abubakar and a lighter and two packets of tobacco-like substances were also found in the room.

She added that two opened bank cheques in the sum of GH¢5,000 each were also found on Dauda Fatau and Gordon Kunya.

Meanwhile a Cape Coast circuit court presided over by Mrs Dorinda Smith Arthur Monday remanded the four suspects in police custody when they appeared before the court. They are to return on October 30, 2020.

They were charged with preparation to commit murder and carrying offensive weapons. Their pleas were not taken.


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