NDC authorized the importation of 'seized firearms'- Kojo Oppong Nkrumah
The Minister for Information Kojo Oppong Nkrumah says they have evidence that shows that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) granted the license for the recent importation of the huge cache of firearms that were seized by customs officers at the Tema Port.
The NDC on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, issued a statement questioning the government on why they issued a license for the importation of the arms but the government has now disputed those claims.
Minister for Information Kojo Oppong Nkrumah addressing a press conference today May 16, 2019, insists that the importation was authorised under the NDC government and the license for the importation was signed by former Deputy Interior Minister James Agalga.
Mr Agalga, when reached by Joy FM to clarify the issue, says he does not remember he signed the permit but will only admit when he sees that the signature on the document is his.
Customs officials at the Tema Port on May 9, 2019, have detained a container suspected to be carrying firearms.
Officers from Customs, the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) and Port Security provided protection for the container overnight.