Hopeson Adorye Arrested for Confessing to Dynamite Use in Volta Region During 2016 Election

Hopeson Adorye, a former member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has been arrested after confessing to detonating dynamite in the Volta Region during the 2016 elections.

He is currently in police custody, assisting the Ghana Police Service with their investigations.

Sources report that Mr. Adorye was arrested on Wednesday, May 22, following a revealing interview on Accra FM on May 10.

During the interview, he admitted to being part of a plot to use dynamite explosions to intimidate voters in the National Democratic Congress stronghold, thereby aiding an NPP victory. Mr. Adorye, who now serves as the director of special duties for Alan Kyerematen’s Movement for Change, described how the dynamite blasts were intended to scare voters in the opposition-dominated Volta Region. He claimed this tactic was orchestrated by the NPP.

“Prior to the elections, we blasted dynamite in parts of the Volta Region, and that scared a number of people. When I finished casting my ballot in Tema, I drove to the Volta Region, and when I asked for the number of people who had voted and the expected number of voters, it turned out people did not come out to vote,”he said.

The police are currently investigating these claims.

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