The Chairman for the Select Committee on Defence and Interior, Mr. Seth Acheampong, has rubbished claims that national security operatives planted cannabis on Pastor Kwabena Agyei, the pastor who threatened the Electoral Commissioner Jean Mensa when he was arrested a few days ago.
Reacting to the concerns raised by the Minority over the "apprehensive” approach towards the arrest of the man of God, the MP for Mpraeso said the security operatives had an arrest warrant to carry out the operation hence cannot be attacked for discharging their lawful duty.
He added that it is untrue that the security just went and arrest him in their own will as some news reportage are reporting.
He again denied that the wee found in the suspect’s bag was not planted by the national security as is being alleged.
Mr. Acheampong said contrary to claims that Obiri Boahen the Deputy General Secretary of the NPP has not been arrested for similar comments, the party executive was invited and currently being investigated.
He advised politicians to desist from tagging our security agencies with political statements.
"We have to stop dragging our security agencies into our political agenda. We should not peddle lies against them. It is untrue that the security agencies planted the drugs on the man of God. The operatives will soon come out with their side of the story. We have to be circumspect in our comments and not say things that have the potency to threaten our peace and stability,” he added.
Meanwhile, the man of God has tested positive to tramadol and tetrahydrocannabinol.
Results from his drug test which was conducted by the Ghana Police Hospital had him tested also for alcohol, cocaine, cotinine, benzodiazepines, methamphetamine and opiates to which he tested negative to them aside testing positive for tramadol and tetrahydrocannabinol.
Supt. Dr. Adwoa Nuro-Panin-MWACP (Psychiatry) signed the test results.