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Police Release NDC’s Naa Koryoo from Detention

The NDC national communications director, Sammy Gyamfi also condemned the police action and invited members of the NDC to gather at the Cantonment police station. 

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary candidate for Awutu Senya East constituency, Phyllis Naa Koryoo Okunor was released from the Cantonment Police station in the early hours of Saturday, June 8 after being detained for about 24 hours.

Naa Koryoo was invited to the police headquarters in Accra, then transferred to Cantonment Police Station, where she was arrested and detained on Friday, June 7.

The arrest of Naa Koryoo did not sit well with the leadership of the NDC. The party’s flagbearer, John Mahama stated that the Inspector General of Police, George Dampare, ordered Naa Koryoo’s detention under instructions from National Security Ministry. 

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He said the move was an attempt to intimidate Naa Koryoo in her campaign against incumbent Hawa Koomson of the NPP in the upcoming December 7 elections.

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The NDC national communications director, Sammy Gyamfi also condemned the police action and invited members of the NDC to gather at the Cantonment police station. 

The party members spent the night at the Police Station until Naa Koryoo was released.

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At a press conference held by the NDC following Naa Koryoo’s release, the Awutu Senya East Parliamentary Candidate of the NDC declared that her arrest signifies the start of her triumph.

“This is the beginning of our victory. We will deliver the seat,” she stated.

Phyllis Naa Koryoo Okunor was arrested on June 2, 2024, at Ofaakor near Kasoa.

She was detained along with two others, Mustapha Mohammed and Abdul Aziz Musah, for allegedly possessing a firearm without lawful authority.

The police discovered a pump-action gun with four rounds of ammunition in their vehicle following a disturbance at the Electoral Commission’s office.

Naa Koryoo, later explained that she acquired the gun for self-protection against her opponent, incumbent MP, Mavis Hawa Koomson, citing previous threats and lack of police intervention during the 2020 elections.

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