Daniel Nii Kwartei Titus-Glover, MP for the Tema East Constituency has distanced himself from the arrest of his opponent Mr Ashai Odampten of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
Mr Titus-Glover has clarified that Mr Ashai Odamtten is under investigation over alleged misappropriation of funds during his tenure as Mayor of Tema, thus, it is out of place to associate the case with his office.
The comment comes after the MP has been accused of having a hand in the arrest of his opponent.
According to the MP, his attention has been drawn to some allegations made by the Tema East Constituency NDC with regards to the arrest of their Parliamentary Candidate.
However, Mr Titus-Glover has rejected the claims, insisting that the case in question is between Mr Ashai and the State.
A statement from his office said: “the Tema East Constituency NDC candidate and nine others are facing the trial on six counts of financial criminality during his term as the Mayor of Tema.
“The case being referred to is between their candidate versus the Republic of Ghana, with respect to some funds alleged to have been misappropriated during his tenure as Mayor of Tema. The report was carried out by EOCO and sent to the office of the Attorney General of the Republic of Ghana,” he further stated.
The statement also noted that “bail conditions are at the discretion of the honourable court of the Republic of Ghana which has nothing to do with our Member of Parliament and Deputy Minister of Transport.”
Meanwhile, scores of NDC supporters have thronged the Tema Community 11 Police Station to demand the release of their Parliamentary Candidate.
- MP for Kumawu, Philip Basoah is dead
- ‘Why approve the man who caused me such pain?’ Sam George questions Minority MP colleagues
- Speaker slams Kamala Harris’ take on LGBTQ+ in Ghana, calls out Akufo-Addo
- Armed police officers and soldiers clash in Accra central as traders run for their lives
- Sights and sounds: Akufo-Addo hosts Kamala Harris at banquet
- Black Stars: 5 things we learned from the two games against Angola
- Playback: Kamala Harris addressed Ghanaians from Black Star Square
- ‘It was too big a risk to start him’- Hughton on Thomas Partey against Angola
- Treason trial: Court demands death certificate of Dr Mac-Palm
- Majority MPs wear black as Parliament mourns late Philip Basoah
- “His management said he’s not ready” – Tanko on Afena-Gyan turning down Black Meteors invitation
- Today’s front pages: Wednesday, March 29, 2023
- Saudi Arabia coach Herve Renard resigns
- IMF reluctant to approve bailout because of huge budget deficit – Prof. Bokpin
- Ghana has failed to play its foreign policy well – Okudzeto Ablakwa
- Ghana should be careful not to fall into a geopolitical trap – Dr. Hlorvor
- Ghana is important to the US – Okudzeto Ablakwa
- Gold Mafia: Kenyan once honoured with ‘Lifetime Africa Achievement’ uncovered as Africa’s foremost gold smuggler
- Why Ebo Whyte’s ‘Just The Tip’ is a ‘maybe’
- You can’t intervene in anti-LGBTQ+ bill; you’re not in charge – Bagbin tells Akufo-Addo
- Tarkwa Rotary Club conducts medical screening for inmates of Tarkwa prisons
- The stories of slavery must be told – US Vice President after visiting Cape Coast Castle
- GhLA CEO Hayford Siaw honoured by global philanthropy organisation, Reach for Change
- World Water Day: Youth engagement maximized to achieve SDG 6
- Livestream: PM Express discusses US-Ghana relations