Ghana Police Succumb To NDC’s Pressure, Free Gun Wielding Parliamentary Candidate Naa Koryoo

Naa Koryoo

Source: Africa Publicity

The police have somewhat bowed to pressure from supporters of the National Democratic Congress as well as former President John Mahama, releasing the NDC’s gun wielding parliamentary candidate for Awutu Senya East Constituency, Phillis Naa Koryoo Okunor, from detention.

Supporters of the main opposition party in Ghana had besieged the Cantonments Police station in Accra where Naa Koryoo was being detained, demanding for her immediate release.


Ex-President John Mahama had condemned the Ghana Police Service for the arrest and detention of Naa Koryoo.

Koryoo, the NDC Parliamentary Candidate for Awutu Senya East Constituency in the Central Region of Ghana, was arrested and detailed for possessing a gun. Giving details about her arrest, Sammy Gyamfi, the National Communications Officer of the NDC said: “Her offense is simply that a weapon (gun) was found in her car. The said weapon is registered in her name. All the necessary registration documents have been submitted to the Police.”

But in a post on social media, Mr. Mahama said there was no justification for the decision by the Inspector General of Police, George Akuffo-Dampare, to detain Naa Koryoo.
Ghana is heading to the polls on December 7, 2024 to elect a new President and 275 Members of Parliament and the stakes are so high. Incumbent President Nana Akufo-Addo whose tenure comes to an on January 7, 2025, is not eligible to contest the election. Current Vice President and flagbearer of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia and Mr. Mahama are the two frontrunners for the upcoming polls.

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