Two men namely Ebenezer Atsu, 32 years and Shepherd Acolatse, 55,have been arrested in the Volta Region for attempting to curse President Akufo-Addo, Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Chairman of the Commission of Enquiry into the creation of the six new regions, Justice Brobbey and Chairperson of the Electoral Commission Mrs Jean Mensa over the creation Oti Region.
The two men approached a shrine with the names of the president and the other mention names above including some other prominent personalities to cast a spell on them to cancel the referendum on the creation of new regions.
“The purpose of these two young men approaching the shrine is to cast a spell on those that I have mentioned in order that they will call for the cancellation of the referendum in the Oti Region,”DCOP Doku said.
“Now you’d recall that I keep saying that they are up to all manner of things and we, on our part as the security body responsible for the maintenance of internal security, will do everything within our power to ensure that the referendum is held devoid of any security threats or manifestations.”
DCOP Doku said they were seen by their collaborators outside the region, saying there are withholding the names of the collaborators for security reasons.
“We are following up on the information that they have provided to us and we’ll want to believe that in the next few days, we’ll call you to give you an update on how far we’ve gone with the investigations.” he said.
“But they [suspects] keep saying that they set out to do what they went to do on their own. Now listening to the herbalist, it turned out that when he got the information about their purpose of being at the shrine, he quickly called the police, because, according to him, he is not interested. He is not somebody who undermines the security of the state. And, so, we’re most grateful that he’s done this.”
“We want to extend this invitation to other spiritualists who may be approached with issues regarding the threat of the security of the state or the security of individuals or organizations to desist from such engagements.” He added