The Electoral Commission (EC) through the Ghana Police Service has arrested two officials who are aiding in the registering of Ghanaians privately without the consent of the commission.
The culprits are Mumuni Abilla Yussif; 26, and Mohammad Yushaw Kongsoha; 32, who have as at the time of the arrest registered 12 people in their homes after the usual time for the registration was over.
The Northern Regional Crime Officer, Mr Kwabena Otuo Acheampong, in narrating what led to the arrest said the police acted when it received intelligence that Mumuni, a data entry clerk at Kpanshegu Registration cluster in the North East Gonja district of the Savannah region was registering people at his home at Vitttin in Tamale Metropolis.
One Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) kit was retrieved from Mumuni’s room after a search. He said further investigation led to the arrest of the accomplice Mohammed, a registration officer at the Kpanshegu registration cluster.
“The two suspects are currently in the custody of the police and are assisting with investigation,” he said.
Mr Otuo Achempong added that this is a crime the EC officials and they will be put before the law court after the appropriate offices are levelled against them.