A counsel for three repatriated South African former cops has disclosed that the men did not charge to train bodyguards for the leadership of the New Patriotic Party.
Mr. Atta Akyea was contesting claims that three former police officers were working in Ghana.
“They were not working…that means you are talking about remuneration. This people came to help them,” he told TV3 New Day Wednesday.
Ahmed Shaik Hazis, Denver Dwayne Naidu and Mlungiseleli Jokani were arrested in the Central Region last week engaging in security activities contrary to what their visas permitted them to do in Ghana.
They were put before court for conspiracy to commit crime and unlawful training but were granted bail on Thursday. They were however deported to South Africa Tuesday morning.
Atta Akyea who is the Member of Parliament for Abuakwa South stressed, “They were not going to be paid. That is the point of the whole matter. They have not put any price on what they were doing; so why should anybody imagine… ”
He however fell short of disclosing who covered their travel cost from South Africa to Ghana
“I’m not able to divulge that because with all respect, I don’t have the full information as to the cost of their coming. But what I know is that this was for free.
“There are a lot of things that happen for free when they know that there is a good man to protect his interest.”
At the time of their arrest, the three ex-cops were training 15 men in VIP protection and other security drills for NPP’s presidential candidate Nana Akufo-Addo, his running mate Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, and their spouses.
Atta Akyea told New Day host Bridget Otoo that the party would find a way of providing security to the leadership of the party.
“We will ensure that Nana Akufo-Addo’s security is not naked,” he emphasized and assured that the party would not do anything to create unnecessary tension in the country.
By Isaac Essel | tv3network.com | Ghana