The Eastern Regional Communications Bureau of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has issued a 48-hour ultimatum to the Ghana Police Service to apprehend individuals allegedly involved in the theft and sale of abandoned rail tracks in the region.
The NDC claims that police officers from the Counter Terrorism Unit are providing security to NPP constituency officers and their associates who have purportedly been commissioned to steal abandoned rail tracks, with the intention of selling them to Chinese investors.
They have highlighted instances in Upper West Akim, Asene Manso Akroso, Achiase, Nsawam-Adoagyiri, New Juaben North and South, Abuakwa North Municipalities, and other areas where rail tracks are allegedly being removed and loaded onto trucks under the watchful eye of police personnel.
Kojo Dankwah, the Eastern Regional Communications Officer of the NDC, has stated that the party intends to submit a petition to the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) for a formal investigation into the matter.
He further emphasized their allegations that the stolen rail track proceeds may have been used to fund the campaign efforts of Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia in the upcoming November 4 elections.
Dankwah stated, “We have issued an ultimatum that in 48 hours if the police do not effect the arrest of those involved in this illicit act, we will organize ourselves and make citizen's arrests.”