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TSATSU TSIKATA WAS NOT ARRESTED AT CHURCH — AG CLARIFIED

The Minister for Attorney General and Justice, Ms. Gloria Akuffo has cleared the air on the incident that really took place about Mr. Tsatsu Tsikata at his church premises.

Ms. Akuffo said, the policemen involved had tried many times to serve Mr. Tsikata a summons to attend to court but he was no where to be found, in spite of the several effort made by the police.

She explained that, the policemen went to his old place where he use to live with his parents at Madina in Accra and other places the police though they could find him, but could not, after several weeks had passed.

So the police went to the church on that Sunday because they knew, he would attend to church that Sunday.

The police then requested one of the church ushers to invite Mr. Tsikata to speak with them, so when he came out, and the police attempted to serve him with the court writ, he was not happy with it, and started making noise.

Upon several public negative comments about the issue, the then President, John Kofi Diawuo Kuffour ordered an investigation into the matter to ascertain the fact of the whole issue, since he wasn’t happy about comments from the people.

This clarification from the Attorney General, Ms. Gloria Akuffo came as a result of a comment made by, Dr. Vladimir Antwi-Danso of Kofi Annan Peace Centre, yesterday when he was making a contribution on the Vigilantism and other related offences bill,2019 in Parliament.

He said, it’s really worrying, as to why the various state institutions can not discharge it’s mandate when a politician violate the laws of land in performing a duty assigned to them whilst that politician’s government is in power, but you see these institutions effectively working only when there is a change in government, that’s where you will see these institutions, especially the security chasing the previous government officials for wrong doing.

He said, if politicians will allow such state institutions to work without interference, like all those things would not be happening, and sighted the incident of Mr. Tsatsu Tsikata, and how he was arrested at church by the state security, soon after his government went out of power.

 

Source: therepublicnewsonline.com/Martin Quaye

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