A security and defence analyst, Yaro Kasambata, has suggested President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo owes citizens a duty to have all existing vigilante groups established in his name disbanded.
Mr Kasambata in responding to the investigative work done by Mannaseh Azuri over activities of a vigilante group affiliated to the NPP and known as De-Eye is an illegality.
He has therefore called for condemnation of the activities of group and the training, which was being organised at the Osu Castle.
In his view, ‘’the response by government that the President is not aware is not enough [because] the standard test for cases like these is for the Police to arrest the leaders of these militia groups and put them before court. This is what is done in a democracy,’’ he wrote on his Facebook wall.
An investigative report by JOY news has revealed a militia group associated with the governing NPP is being trained at an important state facility classified as a security zone.
The group has been meeting at the facility for close to two years.
The pro-New Patriotic Party (NPP) militia group De Eye Group is led by one Nana Wireko Addo, popularly known as ‘Choman’.
The group is alleged to receive considerable state support, training in the Presidency Annex since the party won power in 2017.
Choman, the leader of the group has his office inside the Presidency Annex. The Presidency Annex is located at the Christiansborg Castle, Osu in Accra.
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“De-Eye”: What Government Must Do
- The political militia group known as the “De-Eye” is an illegality and must be roundly condemned;
- The response by government that the President is not aware is not enough;
- The standard test for cases like these is for the Police to arrest the leaders of these militia groups and put them before court. This is what is done in a democracy;
- The Police thereafter should identify and arrest all known members of the political militia group known as the “De-Eye” and put them before court ;
- The emerging security situations being uncovered everyday in this country is heightening the feeling of insecurity and threatens the stability of our democratic way of life;
- The President owes us a duty to ensure that these groups being established in his name are disbanded.
Defence & Security Analyst