The Criminal Investigations Department of the police is on manhunt for the member of NPP’s Invisible Forces who assaulted a senior police officer, ASP Nanka Bruce at the Flagstaff House in January.
“The gentleman has gone into hiding” after acting with “impunity”, committing the “lawlessness” at the seat of government, veteran journalist Kweku Baako has revealed.
A video believed to have been captured on January 9, 2017 shows the private security detail of the New Patriotic Party seize and force out a state security personnel, who happens to be ASP Bruce out of his official car in the presence of other helpless security personnel at the Flagstaff House.
The latter part of the less than three minutes video captures how some unseen faces broke into the garage of ASP Bruce and towed away two of his cars.
Contributing to a discussion on this and other lawless acts by NPP vigilante groups, Kweku Baako on Joy FM’s Newsfile said the man who led the attack on ASP Bruce is himself a former police officer.
He disclosed that information available to him indicates that the man’s action was a sort of revenge, due to what happened to him during Mahama’s administration.
ASP Bruce was part of the guards at the Flagstaff House during the John Mahama administration.
The man who led the assault on the officer is apparently one Jalil Bawa, a security aide to then candidate Akufo-Addo who was arrested by the BNI in November 27, last year for allegedly planting something near the Flagstaff House whilst jogging with his colleague Alhassan Abubakar.
Kweku Baako condemning the assault remarked: “The assault at the seat of the president is incredible. I have watched the video and it’s amazing.”
He blamed the security at the Flagstaff House for failing to arrest the attackers on the spot.
Mr. Nanka however filed a complaint with the police administration.
But Mr. Baako revealed that on 21st February he wrote a letter to the police administration that “he is withdrawing his complaint of assault on personal grounds; that he wants unity amongst Ghanaians, the police service and all the rest, that his vehicles that the guys hijacked have been returned to him.”
According to Mr. Baako, his sources informed him that “the CID has decided that despite the withdrawal of his case they will proceed with the investigation”.
He also stated, “My checks only yesterday (Friday) indicated that the gentleman has gone into hiding. He’s himself a former police officer so they know him.
“They are looking for him, to apprehend him and his guys who supported him.”
Meanwhile, 3news.com has gathered that a soldier who was detained at the Bureau of National Investigations for allegedly leaking the video on assault has been released.
By Isaac Essel|3news.com |Ghana