Security personnel believed to have been drawn from the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) and the Ghana Police Service have carried out a search at the home of Captain Edmund Koda (rtd), the head of security of opposition leader Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
The raid is said to have been carried out late afternoon Thursday March 24, 2016 at the former military man’s abode at Weija, near Accra.
In a related development, another raid by a similar team of security men happened a few hours later at about 7pm at the Danquah Institute. The operation, according to XYZ News sources, targeted the office of Perry Okudzeto, the deputy director of communications of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
It is believed the two exercises by security operatives were part of a search for vital information towards the prosecution of three South African ex-police officers arrested this week and arraigned before court for activities deemed to be threatening the security of the state.
The three: Major Ahmed Shaik Hazis (rtd), 54; Warrant Officer Denver Dwayhe, 33, and Captain Mlungiseli Jokani, 45, were apprehended by the BNI at Agona Duakwa last week for handing down techniques in guarding and crowd control to 15 individuals at the El Capitano Hotel.
The 15 were to be hired as private security for the NPP’s flagbearer and his running mate, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, towards the 2016 elections.
The three have been charged with providing unlawful training and false declaration, which they have pleaded not guilty to and have each been granted a GHS20,000 bail.