NDC supporters storm police station over arrest of Tema East parliamentary candidate

NDC supporters storm a police station over the arrest of the Tema East parliamentary candidate last night.

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary candidate for Tema East Mr Ashai Odampten was arrested for allegedly misappropriating some funds when he was the Mayor of Tema.

Mr Odamtten, was on Monday, November 30, arraigned before a Financial Court in Tema where he was granted bail for some alleged financial malfeasance when he was the Metropolitan Chief Executive of the Tema Metropolitan Assembly.

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The supporters, who were infuriated about the development and blamed the incumbent MP and candidate for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Mr Daniel Titus Glover for instigating his arrest through utterances on political platforms, went on a rampage and destroyed NPP billboards and party properties.

He was however unable to meet the bail conditions, leading to his detention in police cells.

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One of the supporters said

“We are here because our incoming MP has been arrested. The work he has done within 3 years is unprecedented. The sitting NPP MP has not been able to do anything close to what Ashai Odampten has done. They cannot just arrest him like that. You have to send him a letter and if he refuses to come, then you arrest him. It is unlawful to just arrest him. We love the man.”