BREAKING: Police Arrests Ellembele DCE

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District chief executive for Ellembele Kwasi Bonzo allegedly arrested by the western regional police command and being sent to the regional headquarters.

He was allegedly assaulted and handcuffed

We understand they are currently on the Agona Nkwanta stretch

A Possible Reason for His Arrest

There have been accusations and counter-accusations between the police and the DCE since the news broke over the seizure of two excavators from some illegal mining group in the district.

Both parties have on a number of occasions accused one another over the disappearance of the seized two excavators.

Police Investigate Ellembelle DCE Over Missing Excavators

The Western Regional Police Command is investigating the District Chief Executive of Ellembelle, Kwasi Bonzoh, his personal assistant and one other over some missing excavators which were used by illegal miners in Nkroful.

In a statement issued by the Police Service and signed by the Head of Public Affairs at the Command, Superintendent Olivia Tawiah Adiku, the Police Service refuted earlier reports where the DCE is said to have alleged that the two excavators used by illegal small-scale miners at Nkroful and were in the care of the Ellembelle Police had vanished.

“We wish to categorically state that no excavators were handed over to the police by the District Chief Executive of Ellembelle, Kwasi Bonzoh or any other person from the assembly. We, therefore, urge the public to disregard the publication and treat it with the contempt it deserves”, it stated.

“The DCE, his personal assistant and one other are being investigated in connection with the alleged missing excavators. We wish to assure the public that anybody implicated in the course of the investigation will be taken through the due process of the law”, it noted.

Meanwhile, when Citi News contacted the DCE, Kwasi Bonzoh, for his response, he urged the police to go ahead with any investigation as he never made those allegations.

Ellembelle DCE Accuses Police of Cover-up in Missing Excavators

The District Chief Executive of Ellembelle, Kwesi Bonzoh, who is currently being investigated over some missing excavators, has accused the Western Regional Police Command of trying to implicate him in the alleged wrongdoing.

Bonzoh, who has been granted bail after his arrest, said the two police personnel who were sent to protect the excavators last Wednesday and left the excavators without protection after four hours are rather free.

The DCE, therefore, questioned the Western Regional Police Command on why the two police personnel were walking freely while he, the DCE, and his two colleagues who invited the police to protect the excavators have been arrested.

“From the benefit of hindsight, I have realized the regional commander only came here to do a cover-up and not to do any investigation,” the DCE said, speaking to journalists from the site near Teleku Bokazo, where the two excavators were last seen.

“I realized they [police] only wanted to come here so that they can go and issue the statement and say that I am under investigation.”

“If the police are truly interested in getting to the bottom of this matter, they know who to go and investigate,” Bonzoh added.

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