The Ashanti Regional Police Commander COP Nathan Kofi Boakye has issued a stern warning to the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Bernard Antwi Boasiako, to stop heightening tension in the region or incur his wrath thereof.
He stated categorically that he will hesitate to arrest and lock him up if he falls foul of the law after several deceits that sought to incite the public especially members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) into violence.
At a press conference earlier today on the intercepted ‘thumb printed’ ballot papers, he questioned why the NPP chairman will call on his supporters to mass up at the police headquarters on a matter that was under investigation, indicating that this is not the first time he has conducted himself in that manner.
“The criminal laws are still working and you have no right to go into a private property to inspect for weapons. That is not your duty. If you suspect anything, report to the police who are the mandated establishment in the constitution to engage in such issues”, he advised.
His outburst follows two panic incidents reported by the NPP regional chairman which turned out to be hoaxes in the spate of three days.
First was allegations that they had a tip off that some unknown persons were hoarding arms and ammunitions to torment voters in the party’s stronghold but when he [Wontum] led a police vehicle filled with armed officers to the alleged location , nothing was uncovered.
On Monday he was again reported to have informed the police of thugs in a room at Madison Hotel near Aboude Restaurant at TUC allegedly thumb printing ballot papers for President Mahama which also turned out to be untrue.