George Boateng Arrested

George Boateng, the man who attempted to contest President John Mahama in the National Democratic Congress (NDC) presidential primary last year, has been arrested.

He is reported to have been arrested at about 11:30 Sunday night by officers of the National Security and handed over to the Airport police for further investigations.

Accra-based Joy FM reported that George Boateng was alleged to have been going round defrauding unsuspecting members of the public in the guise of being a National Security officer.

Even though officers at the Airport police station were not forthcoming with information, Joy FM said its checks indicated that he was still in detention.

The Airport Police District Crime Officer, Superintendent Felix Anyidoho, would not confirm or deny whether they had the man in their custody or not and for what reason he was arrested, when DAILY GUIDE contacted him yesterday. Instead, he referred all enquiries to the Greater Accra Regional Police Public Relations Officer (PRO), Assistant Superintendent of Police Afia Tenge, who did not also answer calls placed to her phone.

George Boateng emerged in the news last year when he declared his intention to contest President Mahama in the party’s November 7 primary.

Strangely, he was issued what later turned out to be fake nomination forms and an attempt to acquire a new one was thwarted by General Secretary of the NDC, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, who declined to issue him with fresh (nomination) forms, even though he was ready to pay for them.

National executives of the party ruled out the possibility of allowing him to contest President Mahama, arguing that the forms he bought were draft copies.

The aspirant has since been engaged in verbal banter with some members of the party, especially Asiedu Nketia, who asserted that Mr Boateng was suffering from a mental disorder.

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