Central Region police arrest politician for flouting COVID-19 protocols

A disqualified NPP parliamentary aspirant in Assin South, Joseph Kofi Damtse, is detained by the police for breaching protocols to contain the coronavirus

A disqualified parliamentary aspirant of the governing New Patriotic Party in Assin South, Joseph Kofi Damtse, who has declared his intention to run as an independent candidate, has been arrested by the Central Region Police Command for flouting COVID-19 protocols relating to public gatherings.

According to the police, Damtse, aggrieved after he was disqualified from running in the NPP parliamentary primaries, organised a political rally at Assin Aworoso without observing the COVID-19 protocols. The breaches included failure to wear face masks and non-observance of social distancing.

He is again said to have breached the Public Order Act by failing to notify the police of the said mass gathering.

Damtse, who was arrested by the Assin Fosu District Police Command, has since been handed over to the Central Regional Police Command for further investigation.

Read the statement on his arrest released by the Central Regional Police Command below.


Asaase Radio / Baah Acheamfour, Central Region correspondent

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