Four men have been arrested by the Kasoa Divisional Police Command over a violent incident which disrupted the EC’s registration on Monday morning.
Confirming the arrest to Mireku Nyampong, a reporter of Pink FM, divisional police commander of Kasoa, Chief Supo Charles Ampem Koorsonu said, all the suspects have been transferred to the central regional police headquarters, Cape Coast for further interrogation.
He also confirmed that, a short gun was retrieved from the suspects who were riding in a pick up truck at the time of the arrest.
Some armed men on Monday morning attacked registrants at the Steps to Christ registration center in Kasoa.
According to an eyewitness account, the men arrived at the center with the MP of Kasoa, Mavis Hawa Koomson. He further stated that, a member of the entourage approached a man who was resting on a motorbike and queried what he was doing there with the bike causing an argument between the two. Violence erupted out of the argument with the motorbike including two others set ablaze.
According to him, some gunshots were fired causing the Electoral Commission’s officers and registrants to flee the center.
The NDC parliamentary candidate for Kasoa has blamed the MP, Hawa Koomson for the violence. She has alleged that, the MP has hired thugs from Bawku in the Northern region to cause mayhem at the various centers.
That allegation that has been denied by the campaign Cordinator of the MP, Mr Kojo Anim who also alleges that the violent attack was orchestrated by the NDC.
Following the arrest of the suspects, officers and members of both political divides besieged the premises of the Kasoa divisional police command.
It has not been clear whether the EC officials will resume the registration process at that particular center, but the divisional police commander has affirmed that officers shall be dispatched to supervise the process should the EC resume.