The Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has stated that the recent arrest of four Indians and two Ghanaians in Kumasi was not an illegal operation as National Security had secured an order from the court before embarking on the mission to arrest them.
According to him, the police had intelligence that the Indians and their Ghanaian counterparts were illegally trading in gold in Kumasi and thus secured a court order before invading the homes of the suspects.
“Yes it true that the National Security, last week, arrested some Indians and Ghanaians in Kumasi and they carried out that action with a court order.
“The arrest was in connection with an illegal gold business and so, per the information at my disposal, the National Security is questioning them presently”.
It may be recalled that the police in Kumasi last Thursday arrested some six persons including four Indian businessmen in a dawn operation at Ahodwo a suburb of Kumasi.
They are Kamesh Kathiriya, the CEO of RIYA Minerals Company Limited, Nickel, Gotham and one Giga.
Their two other Ghanaian partners Charles Osei and Salifu Musah are also in police grips.
The invaders took away two duffle bags full of money, 13 mobile phones, gold nuggets and other gadgets belonging to the captives.
But Oppong Nkrumah, who was speaking during a ‘Meet the Press’ programme in Kumasi, denied reports that the Indians were kidnapped.
He said the National Security had assured informed him of their readiness to arraign the suspects, very soon.