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General News Tue, 29 Mar 2016

I didn’t invite SA ex-serviceman – DI boss

The Executive Director for pro-opposition Think Tank, Danquah Institute, Nana Attobrah Quaicoe has denied claims by the Interior ministry that he invited one of the deported South African ex-servicemen who were in Ghana to train security personnel of the opposition New Patriotic Party.

The Interior Ministry in a statement Monday accused Mr. Atobrah of bringing one of the ex-servicemen into the country.

“A review of the visa applications submitted by the three (3) South Africans revealed that two (2) of the suspects (JOKANI and NAIDU) were invited by Dr. Daniel MCKORLEY, Chairman, McDan Group of Companies while HAZIS was invited by Nana Attobrah QUAICOE, Director of Danquah Institute (DI). Efforts to reach the two gentlemen for questioning have so far not been successful,” portions of the Interior ministry statement said.

But speaking to Starr News, Mr. Attobrah said he is yet to be contacted by any of the security agencies investigating the matter.

“I invited one of the ex-servicemen last year, not this year, so I can’t see the connection. On the story about me being looked for; I don’t get it. I have just one telephone number and anyone who calls me I pick. Anybody who calls me can get me. If the BNI wants to reach me, they know how to reach me; I am not hiding, I am not running away,” he said.

Meanwhile, the trio have been deported to their home country after being detained for days. They were put on South African Airways flight number 210, which departed around 9:26 to Johannesburg.

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.

Source: Starrfmonline.com