A/R: Armed Police storm Pro-Bawumiah’s group press conference; pick up organizers

A/R: Armed Police storm Pro-Bawumiah’s group press conference; pick up organizers

The Ashanti regional security coordinator with the support of some six armed police personnel has stopped a press conference held by a group calling itself a Pro- NPP group ‘Movement for vice President Dr. Bawumia’.

The press conference which was to be held at 12 noon today was to address the burning of excavators as part of efforts to halt illegal mining activities in the country and provide alternative means of addressing the menace.

At about 10:00 am, the armed men in police branded Toyota Tundra stormed the venue and hinted that there was an intel that the press conference would be attacked by some unknown persons.

The armed men together with organizers of the presser went into a meeting for over an hour and subsequently headed to the regional police command.

Briefing the media on the suspension of the presser, Ashanti regional coordinator for the group Duncan Poku Boateng said the police claim some people are planning to attack them therefore they should stop the press conference for their personal security.