The family of one of the deported South African ex-police men, who were arrested in Ghana, has hailed their extradition.
The three — Major Ahmed Shaik Hazis (retd), 54; Warrant Officer Denver Dwayhe, 33, and Captain Mlungiseli Jokani, 45 — were arrested at the EL-Capitano Hotel where they had been based since arriving in Ghana to train the security detail of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) flagbearer Nana Akufo-Addo.
They were deported Tuesday via a South African Airways flight number 210, which departed around 9:26am to Johannesburg.
Speaking to Accra-based Citi FM from South Africa, a sister of Denver, Nimala Abboy said the news comes as a huge relief to the disturbed family because the trio “are not criminals.”
“I’m happy my family has been released,” she stressed. “We are excited as a family.”
The former police capos were granted bail last week by an Accra Circuit Court but spent the Easter break in the custody of the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI).
Although counsel for the three are aggrieved over their incarceration, despite meeting the bail requirement, the family believes “justice has been done.”
“They are not criminals. We are excited to know they are coming back home and they were not involved in any criminal act,” Abboy added.
The man, believed to have spearheaded their invitation, captain (rtd) Edmund Koda – the head of security of Akufo-Addo - was detained in BNI cells until Monday when he was released after several agitations by the members of NPP.