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NDC Candidate Phyllis Naa Koryoo Okunnor Released After Detention Over Gun Ownership Inquiry



The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Parliamentary Candidate for Awutu Senya East, Phyllis Naa Koryoo Okunnor, has been released from police custody following a period of detention for questioning related to gun ownership. The incident, which occurred on Friday at the Cantonments Police Station in Accra, has ignited a wave of political controversy and drawn strong condemnation from key political figures.

The detention of Ms. Naa Koryoo by the police prompted a swift and pointed response from former President John Dramani Mahama, who is also the NDC’s presidential candidate for the upcoming national elections. In a series of statements on social media, Mr. Mahama criticized the arrest, denouncing the roles played by Inspector General of Police George Akuffo Dampare and National Security Minister Albert Kan Dapaah in the matter.

Mr. Mahama argued that there was no legitimate justification for Ms. Naa Koryoo’s detention, asserting that such actions by the National Security Secretariat serve only to heighten political tensions unnecessarily. He emphasized the need for the police service and the IGP to resist manipulation by the government, highlighting the importance of maintaining peace and stability as the nation approaches critical electoral processes.

The former President’s remarks have resonated with many, reflecting broader concerns about the politicization of law enforcement agencies in Ghana. The detention and subsequent release of Ms. Naa Koryoo have underscored the delicate balance between ensuring security and upholding political freedoms.

The National Democratic Congress has echoed Mr. Mahama’s sentiments, calling for greater transparency and accountability in the actions of the security agencies. They stress that any form of perceived intimidation or undue influence on political candidates can have far-reaching implications for the democratic process.

Source: GhanaFeed.Com

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