Collins Dauda

The Ghana Police Service has arrested Collins Dauda, the Member of Parliament for Asutifi South, for his supposed involvement in the disturbances that took place at Kukuom in the Ahafo Region during the ongoing Limited Voter Registration Exercise on Saturday, May 11, 2024. Reports indicate that one individual sustained injuries during the commotion and is currently receiving medical attention in a hospital. The Police in a press release said it had launched a search for other suspects believed to be connected to the incident.

The disturbances at Kukuom during the voter registration process prompted swift action from the police, leading to the arrest of the parliamentarian. The exact nature of Mr. Dauda’s alleged involvement in the disruptions has not been disclosed as investigations continue. Additional details regarding the ongoing investigation and any further arrests or charges related to the incident are expected to be released in due course.

The limited voter registration exercise, which started on May 7, 2024, with a target to register 623,000 eligible persons onto the electoral register, has been characterized by incidents of violations of the law at some registration centers across the country.

A separate police press release stated that there had been disturbances at centres including Cape Coast in the Central Region, Kukuom in the Ahafo Region, and Adugyama in the Ashanti Region. The release condemned the incidents and warned that offenders “who engage in such acts shall be dealt with accordingly.”

Read the entire statement below;

The Ghana Police Service has arrested the Member of Parliament for Asutifi South, Hon. Alhaji Collins Dauda, for his alleged involvement in the disturbances which occurred at Kukuom in the Ahafo Region during the ongoing Limited Voter Registration Exercise, on Saturday 11th May 2024. One person sustained injury and is currently receiving treatment at the hospital. Police are in pursuit of other suspects in connection with the incident. 

By: Kweku Zurek

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