GhanaNewsPage.Com can confirm that the Eye Vigilante Group that has been training at the Christiansbourg Castle, an extension of the seat of government has been cleared out.
Sources at the presidency told your authentic breaking news hub that officials from the presidency went there with soldiers and ordered De-Eye members to vacate the premises with immediate effect.
Their offices have also been locked. It is not clear where the about 4000 members who were stationed at the Castle will be using as a meeting place for now.
The decision to sack De Eye Group from the former seat of Government follows the airing of a documentary on Joy News about their operations.
Criticism has been widespread on social media as government faces pressure to explain the existence, operations of the group and the state support it has been receiving.
Less than 24 hours after broadcasting the documentary, officials from the Jubilee House have moved to close down the offices of the group located inside the Osu Castle in Accra.
The group is led by Nana Wireko Addo alias ‘Choman’, the former personal bodyguard of President Nana Akufo-Addo and was described in 2012 as a “vigilante group” in a pro-government newspaper Daily Guide.
One of the leaders of the group, Fraser Owireku Kegya told TV3 in 2018 that the group had a membership of more than 5000 across the country, mainly made up of NPP youth who believed in the policies and governance of President Nana Akufo-Addo.
On its website, De-Eye Group says it is a private security company.
However, the Interior Ministry has revealed that the group has not applied for a license and has not been given one. This is an offence, according to private legal practitioner.
The documentary raises questions about the government’s touted commitment to fighting the menace of party militias, a scourge on the Akufo-Addo administration.
There has been no official statement from the Presidency as critics say the documentary makes the President complicit in the menace of party militias despite his vows to stamp them out.
Communications Director at the Office of the President, Eugene Arhin, reacted that the President knew nothing about the operations of the group.
He also said his checks with the National Security Secretariat had revealed no such group operated from the Castle.
Source: Ghana | GhanaNewsPage.Com