Ghana’s Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) has arrested three South African ex-police officers in the Central region over their alleged involvement in activities which could derail the security of the country.
The trio were arrested at the El Capitano Hotel in Agona Dunkwa for allegedly training 15 young men in various security drill and rapid response maneuvers, weapon handling, VIP protection techniques and were allegedly brought into Ghana by one Capt Koda, who is the head of security of opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo.
They are 54-year-old Major Ahmed Shaik Hazis (Rtd.), 39-year–old WO/ Denver Dwayhe Naidu (Rtd.) and 45-year-old Captain Mlungiseleli Jokani (Rtd.).
BNI documents available to the media say the ex-servicemen were conducting the security drills under the guise of training personnel for Delta Force Security, owned by Capt Kwesi Acquah (Rtd) who also mans the hotel.
“The said training raises security issues given the heightened security awareness in the country following some terrorist attacks in the sub-region,” a BNI document said.
It added: “Strangely, however, when the Police and BNI operatives went to the hotel to ascertain their mission they were refused entry by the trainees. However, the security operatives finally entered the place and conducted a search on them. Surprisingly, a comprehensive report on the operations of Superlock Technologies Ltd (STL) was found in the possession of Hazis. The document contained a detailed profile of all the workers of STL, past and present and went on to identify key staff members, giving an assessment of their strengths and vulnerabilities with the view to possibly compromising them so as to get them commit acts that will tend to favour a particular party in the 2016 elections, using the STL security infrastructure. Images of all workers of STL were also contained in the document.”
Hazis, who claimed he was part of Nana Akufo-Addo’s security detail during the 2012 elections has denied any knowledge of the document.
The STL was engaged by Ghana’s Electoral Commission to transmit collated results to the electoral management body during the 2012 general elections.