Three (3) South African nationals namely, Major Ahmed Shaik HAZIS (Rtd.), fifty-four (54) years old with passport No. M00052092; WO/ Denver Dwayhe NAIDU (Rtd.), thirty-nine (39) years old with passport No. M00096231 and Captain Mlungiseleli JOKANI (Rtd.), forty-five (45) years of age with passport No. A05213410 were on 20/03/16 arrested at EL CAPITANO Hotel, AGONA DUAKWA, in the Central Region by the security agencies for suspicious conduct and engaging in acts that have security implications.
The trio, all ex-police officers were engaged in training fifteen (15) young men in various military drills, including unarmed combat, weapon handling, VIP protection techniques and rapid response maneuvers.
These were contained in a statement issued in Accra by the Flagstaff House Communication on March 22, 2016 and copied to the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation,(GBC).
The statement which was signed by Stanislav X. DOGBE said the training was partly conducted inside EL-CAPITANO Hotel, owned by Capt. Kwesi ACQUAH (Rtd.) Capt. ACQUAH also owns Delta Force Security Company, and the pretext was that men were being trained for that security company.
According to the statement, the said training raises security issues given the heightened security awareness in the country following some terrorist attacks in the sub-region.
The statement said, however, during interrogation HAZIS, leader of the trainees disclosed that they were brought into the country by Capt. KODA, head of security detail of Nana AKUFO-ADDO, Flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to conduct the exercise.http://ghanapoliticsonline.com
“According to him, they are on contract to train bodyguards and a rapid response team for the NPP ahead of the 2016 elections. They claim to be operating as security management consultants under the name GLAEXEC Protection Services (GPS) purported to be a South African company. HAZIS disclosed that in the 2012 elections he was part of Nana AKUFO-ADDO’s security detail and left the country after the elections.”
The statement further said strangely, however, when the Police and BNI operatives went to the hotel to ascertain their mission they were refused entry by the trainees.http://ghanapoliticsonline.com/
“However, the security operatives finally entered the place and conducted a search on them. Surprisingly, a comprehensive report on the operations of Super lock Technologies Ltd (STL) was found in the possession of HAZIS.” The statement said.
The statement said the document contained a detailed profile of all the workers of STL, past and present and went on to identify key staff members, giving an assessment of their strengths and vulnerabilities with the view to possibly compromising them so as to get them commit acts that will tend to favour a particular party in the 2016 elections, using the STL security infrastructure.
Images of all workers of STL were also contained in the document. The statement added.
The statement said HAZIS denied authoring the document but could not explain convincingly where he got the document from or what he was doing with it.
“It will be recalled that the Electoral Commission (EC) engaged STL for the transmission of collated results to the EC during the 2012 general elections, the outcome of which was rejected by the NPP until same was endorsed by the Supreme Court.”
It said meanwhile, a perusal of their passports indicate that they all entered GHANA weeks ago on business visas issued by Ghana’s mission in PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA.
“The visas did not entitle them to engage in any kind of contract or business as they were found to be engaged in.” the statement concluded.