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Ghana media highlights arrest of Chinese miners, politics

The Arrest of Chinese illegal miners, violent behaviour of party supporters and the arrest of two police officers for armed robbery are some of the stories making headlines in Ghana on Saturday.The Daily Guide reported that an operation by the Western Regional Police Command to flush out illegal miners mining in river bodies has led to the arrest of five Chinese illegal miners mining in the Ankobra River which is rich in gold.

According to the paper, five other Ghanaians were also arrested during the operation.

The Daily Graphic on the other hand reported that a vigilante group of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Ashanti Region on Friday stormed the offices of the Regional Coordinating Council to force out one George Adjei who was recently appointed by President Nana Akufo Addo as the Regional Security Coordinator of the Region.

Adjei was mishandled by the vigilante group and but for the police intervention, Adjei would have been lynched.

The group claimed that Adjei was not known by the party supporters and that they have someone in mind that they wanted the president to appoint him.

The Ghanaian Times focused on the arrest of police officers for robbery and reported that two police officers were arraigned before an Accra Circuit Court for allegedly robbing a student at gunpoint.

The two General Lance Corporal Isaac Amejor of the Rapid Force and Constable Asamoah , stationed in Kasoa in the Central Region, wielding AK 47 Assault Rifle forced the victim Christopher Haga into a taxi and robbed him of $2,750.

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