The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has admonished the Customs Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS) Unit at Tema Port not to release the impounded pistols and ammunition imported into the country.
Instead, the party urged CEPS to update the nation on these impounded pistols and ammunition at the Port.
A consignment of 436 Pistols and ammunition were imported illegally into the country from Turkey, and was intercepted and impounded at Tema Port on Friday night, October 9, 2020.
The NDC made the call for the CEPS Unit which impounded the consignment because flawless Intel added some faceless BIG MEN are calling for the release of the weapons after the guns were returned to the Ghana Revenue Authority’s Long Room Armoury at the Tema Port.
In the statement the NDC Communications Officer, Comrade Sammy Gyemfi issued in Accra on October 10, 2020 states that Intel picked indicates some unscrupulous persons are trying to get the weapons released at all cost.
He added, “while we commend you (CEPS) for acting swiftly to impound this consignment, we demand that you update the nation on this worrying development in the spirit of transparency”.
“….Ghanaians deserve to know who illegally imported the said pistols and ammunition into the country and for what purpose”, he lamented.
The statement further hinted that the pistols and ammunition which had been concealed in a consignment of personal effects from Turkey were found during physical examination at Custom Officials at the Port and taken to the Tema Habour Police station.
“More importantly, Ghanaians deserve to know the identity of the so-called “Big Men” who are pulling strings behind the scenes to get the consignment released”, Comrade Sammy Gyemfi insisted.
Given the danger that these weapons can pose to the security of the nation in the wrong hands, we humbly appeal to the media to follow this story closely, he urged.