Five ‘macho men’ have been arrested in the Tema Central Constituency for allegedly intimidating voters at the Datus polling station.
The Public Relations Officer of the Tema Regional Police Command, A.S.P Juliana Obeng, who confirmed the arrest said they acted following reports by voters.
“The voters felt uncomfortable to vote in the presence of the macho men. So we police got the patrol team to make sure that these people go off the place, reason being that these people are not registered voters of that polling station, nor registered voters here in Tema.
“Three of [the macho men] are coming from Ashaiman and two from Accra. So then they do not belong anywhere in Tema. So then the question is, what were they doing there and that is why we got our men to get them off.”
ASP Obeng added that “Information we’ve gathered so far indicate that these are people who had been brought in by one of the candidates whose name has still not come up, saying in the past election his counting wasn’t done properly so he’s brought these persons to help count properly.”