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Police officer selling guns to robbers no longer my bodyguard – Deputy Minister

Deputy Minister of Health, Tina Mensah

Deputy Minister of Health, Tina Mensah has rubbished claims by a National Democratic Congress (NDC) communication officer, Eric Adjei that her bodyguard, a police officer rents and sells guns to armed robbers.

The NDC communicator on Thursday alleged on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm that, the Deputy Minister’s bodyguard sells guns to armed robbers. The Deputy Minister has however issued a disclaimer to rubbish the claims saying that, the police officer has seized to be her guard.

The disclaimer which was signed by her PRO Apreku-Danquah Seth said: ”The said news item which is published out of malicious intent to cause disaffection to Hon. Tina Naa Ayeley Mensah reads that, Mr. Eric Appiah-Adjei, an NDC communication officer on Thursday 3rd of May, 2018 stated on RAINBOW FM that Hon.

Tina Naa Ayeley Mensah’s bodyguard rents and sells guns to armed robbers. We however wish to state on record that the said police personnel with name Stanley Mensah alleged to be part of the syndicate of police personnel who hired or sold guns to some suspected armed robbers at the time of arrest has ceased to be the bodyguard of the MP who doubles as Deputy Health Minister.

About three (3) months ago, the said police officer’s appointment as bodyguard to Hon. Tina Naa Ayeley Mensah was revoked upon a letter written to the Inspector General of Police (IGP).”

Read Below the full disclaimer

FROM: HON. TINA NAA AYELEY MENSAH’S OFFICE

This disclaimer is filed to disclaim a news item published on GhanaWeb and leaked via social media outlets with headline “Deputy Health Minister’s bodyguard selling guns to armed robbers – NDC Man alleges” The said news item which is published out of malicious intent to cause disaffection to Hon.

Tina Naa Ayeley Mensah reads that, Mr. Eric Appiah-Adjei, an NDC communication officer on Thursday 3rd of May, 2018 stated on RAINBOW FM that Hon. Tina Naa Ayeley Mensah’s bodyguard rents and sells guns to armed robbers.

We however wish to state on record that the said police personnel with name Stanley Mensah alleged to be part of the syndicate of police personnel who hired or sold guns to some suspected armed robbers at the time of arrest has ceased to be the bodyguard of the MP who doubles as Deputy Health Minister.

About three (3) months ago, the said police officer’s appointment as bodyguard to Hon.

Tina Naa Ayeley Mensah was revoked upon a letter written to the Inspector General of Police (IGP). We wish to state unequivocally that the state woman has a new bodyguard who has not been involved in any criminal activity.

We plead with the general public to disregard and treat with contempt any story making news that her bodyguard has been involved in the alleged criminal act. Thank you signed and filed by Apreku-Danquah Seth Public Relations Officer for Hon. Tina Naa Ayeley Mensah.

 

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