N/R: Police opens investigation into unlawful possession of AK47 by NDC MP-Elect for Savelugu
The Northern Regional Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Mohammed Abdul Salam has revealed that, Member of Parliament elect for Savelugu Constituency Abdulai Jacob Idriss Wumbenkpang will today Monday December 21, honor invitation to assist the police with investigation.
His comment comes a day after the Criminal Investigative Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service raided the office of the NDC Member of Parliament elect upon intelligence that he was hoarding fire arms.
The Police on Thursday secured a court warrant to arrest Mr Abdulai Jacob Idriss for unlawful possession of an AK47 assault rifle and ammunition.
The CID alleged that, when the police visited the house of the NDC candidate, they were denied access by four men who refused to reveal their identify.
Director General of the Criminal Investigative Department of the Ghana Police Service, COP Isaac Ken Yaboah in an interview with journalists disclosed that, they had to break into the house of the NDC candidate because he refused to cooperate with the police.
"He refused to turn up and after waiting for more than 4 hours at the office, he (NDC Member of Parliament elect) refused to show up so we broke into the house in the presents of journalists from Tamale".
According to the CID, one AK47 assault rifle with two magazines loaded with 60-rounds of ammunitions were found under one of the office chairs of the NDC MP-elect and were retrieved.
Meanwhile the NDC has denied the allegations. The party also reiterated that, is untrue that the police found an AK47 rifle and amunitions in the office of Mr Abdulai Jacob Idriss, the Member of Parliament elect for the Savelugu Constituency.