Armed police Friday morning stormed the Ashaiman Cluster of Schools, popularly known as the Ashaiman Government School, to arrest the Chairman of the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) of the school, Mr Ebenezer Selase, who was chairing a meeting to discuss the alleged sale of the school's lands and infrastructure to a private developer.
The PTA members were deliberating on the issue to enable them to solicit responses from the Ashaiman Municipal Assembly (ASHMA), the Municipal Directorate of Education and the traditional council.
Then, all of a sudden, policemen from the Ashaiman Divisional Police burst into the meeting to whisk Mr Selase away, ending proceedings abruptly.
Mr Selase, whom the police accused of the false publication of news, was later released on bail.
The Ashaiman Police Divisional Crime Officer, Superintendent Tony Addipah, told the Daily Graphic that Mr Selase was granted bail, with a surety to report himself to the police on Monday to assist in investigations.
“For now we cannot say he will be put before court until our investigations are completed,” he added.
The meeting was heavily attended by parents of the over 3,000 pupils and students of the nine schools in the cluster.
The anxious parents, mostly women, were left with no choice but to march to the Divisional Police Headquarters where Mr Selase was first taken, before marching to the Ashaiman Municipal Assembly to demand his release.
There was near pandemonium as the women converged on the frontage of the assembly, whose gate was closed to them, while some plain-clothes men who wielded guns and were in a police pick-up vehicle pushed the crowd backwards.
One of the armed men jumped from the car and attempted to seize the mobile phone of the Daily Graphic correspondent who was then recording the chants and jeers of the women.
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