By Augustine Ehikioya
Police officials in Ghana have arrested the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) nominee for Juaben in the Ashanti Region, Mr. Alex Sarfo Kantanka.
He was arrested to throw light on his allegation in a viral video that he allegedly paid some sum of money to Assembly Members to vote for his confirmation as the MCE for the Juaben Municipal Area.
A statement on Tuesday by the Director, Public Affairs, Superintendent, Alexander Kwaku Obeng, and made available to Security Watch Africa (SWA) said the nominee has been granted bail.
The statement said “The Ashanti Regional Police yesterday, 1st November, 2021, arrested the Municipal Chief Executive nominee for Juaben in the Ashanti Region to assist Police investigations.
“The arrest was in connection with a viral video of the nominee, Mr. Alex Sarfo Kantanka, allegedly demanding a refund of some sums of money he had allegedly paid to Assembly Members to vote for his confirmation as the MCE for the Juaben Municipal Area.
“After his Investigation Caution Statement was taken, Mr. Alex Sarfo Kantanka was granted bail.
“Police investigations continue and we would like to assure the public that anyone who breaks the law will be arrested and subjected to due legal process since no one is above the law,” it stated.