The three South African ex-police officers arrested in Ghana for allegedly training bodyguards of Nana Akufo Addo, have been deported to their home country.
The deportation which took place around 9:25 on Tuesday morning saw the three ex officers wearing the same outfits they had on, on the day of arrest about a week ago.
They were sent on board South African Airways flight 210 heading to Johannesburg. The three South-African Nationals namely, Ahmed Shaik Hazis, Denver Dwayne Naidu and Mlungiseleli Jokani were arrested on 20/03/16 at El Capitano Hotel at Agona Duakwa in the Central Region by the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI). They were arrested while training fifteen men in various security drills.
The arrest of the three created a heated argument between the main opposition New Patriotic Party-NPP who had invited them into the country and government i.e the Bureau of National Investigations – BNI.
The three were granted bail of GHC 20,000 with one surety each. The BNI after the bail was granted whisked the men back into custody, a move severely critised by the NPP which described it as an act against the Human Rights of the trio and a breach of Ghana’s constitution.
The NPP subsequently said it would file a contempt suit against the BNI for the detention of the trio but following the deportation of the three, it is unclear what the next move of the party would be.
By Martin Asiedu-Dartey|tv3network.com|Ghana