The rejected Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) nominee for Juaben, Alex Sarfo Kantanka, has been granted police inquiry bail after his arrest for allegedly bribing some assembly members.
The Ashanti Regional Police Command on Monday arrested Mr. Kantanka to assist Police investigations.
A statement signed by the Director of Public Affairs of the Ghana Police Service Superintendent Alexander Kwaku Obeng, said the arrest was in connection with a viral video of the nominee, allegedly demanding a refund of some sums of money he had paid to Assembly Members to vote for his confirmation as the MCE for the Juaben Municipal Area.
It said after his caution statement was taken, Mr. Kantanka was granted bail.
The statement said Police investigations would continue and assured the public that anyone who broke the law would be arrested and subjected to due legal process, “since no one is above the law.”
In one of the videos that has gone viral, Mr. Sarfo Kantanka was seen raining insults and curses at the assembly members.
He angrily ordered them to return the monies he paid to them in exchange for their votes.
Despite all efforts by the NPP regional and constituency executives, some influential traditional leaders, the nominee still failed to win the hearts of the assembly members.
During the first confirmation process, the Juaben MCE nominee had five out of 26 votes cast.
In the second election, the nominee garnered only 10 Yes votes as against 15 No votes, with one rejected ballot in the presence of the Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei Mensah.
The disappointed nominee who could not control his anger demanded that the assembly members return his money.
The two-time rejected MCE nominee’s supporters massed up at the Municipal assembly grounds threatening to assault the assembly members locked up in the building.
The police had to whisk away the Regional Minister from mob assault.
However, the Representative of the Ashanti Caucus of MPs, Emmanuel Agyei Anhwere, was, assaulted.