The police have dropped the criminal charges preferred against the National Vice Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Alhaji Said Sinari.
The prosecution told the Kaneshie District Court that they wanted to drop the charges against him.
The Court presided over by Ms Ama Adomako Kwakye acceded to the request and discharged the NDC Vice Chairman.
His lawyer, Abraham Amaliba, is reported to have told journalists after the proceedings that the action by the police meant that his client was now “free”.
“The charges that were brought to court were not well-founded and that was why the prosecution withdrew it. I can tell you that Alhaji Sinare is now a free man,” Mr Amaliba said.
Alhaji Said Sinare was invited by the police for allegedly supplying weapons to supporters of the NDC to cause mayhem during the December 7 polls.
His invitation comes after the NDC Constituency Chairman of Ayawaso North is reported to have told the police that Ahaji Sinare supplied guns to some youth to cause chaos in the elections.
Alhaji Sinare said: “He is the Ayawaso North constituency chairman. He is my boy and I groomed him. He is my employee, and he has been working for me for the past 8 years and I fired him exactly about five weeks ago because of so many reasons.”
“That blackmail will never work because I am a very clean person with a good track record. I am not going to cause mayhem anywhere, I have been preaching peace everywhere I go.
“They’ve asked me to report tomorrow at 9am, so I am yet to go there and know exactly what the whole issue is all about but I have got a hint that someone went to present to the police an AK-47 and a pump-action gun that I was going to arm him to get rid of a few people within the system, which is not true. I don’t own an AK-47.
“I don’t even know where this guy got the AK-47 but the pump-action gun is my pump-action gun that has been registered. I reported to the police that my pump-action gun has been missing some few months back. I have got an extract of that report so at the end of the day I will be cleared because that guy, that constituency chairman must be caught, and they must put him behind bars, and they must find out from him how he got the AK-47,” he told journalists on Thursday, October 29.
By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana