Juaben MCE nominee bailed after arrest over alleged bribery
Municipal Chief Executive, MCE nominee for Juaben in the Ashanti Region Alex Sarfo Kantanka has been granted a self recognisance bail by the Police.
This follows his arrest on Monday, 1 November 2021 for purportedly paying off Assembly Members to affirm him as MCE for the area.
The dismissed MCE chosen one was heard in a sound requesting a refund from an Assembly Member following monies he paid them to underwrite his election.
Juaben Municipal Assembly nominee, otherwise called Aluta was heard saying: “Everybody ought to prepare to give me back my money so I can go. Dorothy, give me my cash. You should all give me the refund, of the money, Yeboah, give me my cash.”
The dismissed nominee further proceeded with that: “You don’t know me right? You all said I’m bad. You have taken my cash and you’re acting mischievously. I’ll take my cash.”
In the mean time, statement issued by the Police and endorsed by its Public Affairs Director, Alexander Kwaku Obeng on Tuesday, 2 November 2021 demonstrated that: “The capture was regarding a viral video of the chosen one,” who was purportedly requesting a discount of the monies.
The statement further proceeded with that: “After the examination, Caution Statement was taken,” and Mr Katanka was “in truth bail.”
The Police has since initiated Investigations concerning the matter.
The Assembly Members in the Juaben Municipality dismissed President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s chosen one for MCE.
The nominee couldn’t get 66% greater part out of the votes cast to turn into the MCE.
Complete votes earned by him was 6 out of the 26 in the first round of casting a ballot.
The election was postponed due to a huge number of military and police deployment to the area which triggered tension with Assembly Members saying it was solely to intimidate them in a rather peaceful event.
Source : africaneditors.com