The wife of one of the six persons picked up by National Security operatives in Kumasi is demanding to know her husband’s whereabouts.
The National Security Office in the Ashanti Region has confirmed that officers from Accra carried out the operation and that the suspects are in Accra.
The six include four Indian businessmen who deal in gold and two Ghanaians who are working for the Indians.
The 24-year-old wife of one of the suspects, Janet Aakour, whose husband was picked up at their Ahodwo residence, narrated the incident to Citi News.
“The officers were holding guns. They were not in uniform but rather ordinary clothes. They were eleven in number. They asked me who was in the house and I answered that it was my husband. So, I called out his name and told him that some men want him to come out. One of the men who stood by me also asked him to come out. My husband then said he was coming. He then went into the boys’ quarters where we stays with the Indians. The officer then went into our rooms where we were charging our phones and took the two phones. They called all the others in the house and asked us to sit in the hall of the Indians. All they said was that, they are from the National Security and that, they were here for a search. But ordinary people were also part.”
After the six were picked up, the visibly worried wife said they went to the police station to report the case.
“We were even thinking they were from BNI, so we went there but they said they did not know anything about it. We went to the police station and they asked us to write our statement, later when we went back to check on the case one of the officers told us that now the media has taken the issue up so they can’t work on it. So now, I am pleading with all Ghanaians to help me locate my husband. If indeed they are from National Security they should let us know because bad people are around”, she noted.
The incident reportedly occurred on Wednesday.
The officers reportedly seized gold and an undisclosed amount of money from the individuals during the arrest.