The Ashanti Regional National Security Coordinator has vowed to take appropriate action following his attempted forceful removal from office by members of the supposedly disbanded pro NPP vigilante group Delta force.
DCOP Ayensu Opare Addo described the ordeal he went through in the hands of the seven men who purported to be National Security operatives as humiliating.
“Yes, certainly an action will be taken. They came and assaulted me, pointing AK 47 at me and the likes, hitting me, even when I was going to urinate one of the boys followed me and said he was following me to the toilet, I said what do you mean?
“He said but you’re a man, I am also a man, I can look at it because you can also look at mine. I said why! Am I a baby or child? So I am not going to look at this without taking any action,” he said.
DCOP Opare Addo said he was targeted by the group because he prevented them from engaging in illegal mining activities in the region.
“I was working with them, they wanted to do galamsey, they would go and collect monies from some people and the people would be calling me and he would take 10,000 from them that he is bringing it to me and I haven’t sent him anywhere so I informed one of them who is supposed to be the leader of the Delta force group that this is what your man is doing.
“From that time I told them no if this is the behaviour you want to put up the President said he is not interested in galamsey so I can’t go with you,” he said on Joy FM’s News Night.
Recounting his torturous ordeal a week ago, he said “they came to the office about 5 pm and said that they’ve been directed to bring me to the National Security Coordinator, I said I won’t go so they handcuffed me, pushed me here and there, pointed AK 47 at me.
“The police came there and picked us to the Regional Police Headquarters the case is under investigation with the police and unfortunately they haven’t got the seven persons who came to my office to humiliate me in this way.”