#PulseElections Police denies assassination attempt on Mahama

On Friday, reports emerged that a young man had breached the security around the platform the president was addressing voters.

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The Brong Ahafo Regional Police Command has denied assassination attempt on president John Mahama.

The president is on a four-day tour of the region as part of his re-election bid.

On Friday, reports emerged that a young man had breached the security around the platform the president was addressing voters.

The report, which went viral on social media, said he was arrested and interrogated by the police who found a gun in a bag he was carrying. The same report said the president told the security officers to allow the young man to go.

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However, the Kintampo Divisional Police Commander, Chief Superintendent Desmond Owusu Boampong said the report is not true, urging the public to disregard it.

''It is not true,” he said. “Even the security of the president will not allow anybody to get close to the platform – not even all police officers can get close to the president."

He clarified that the young man rather moved into the area allocated to the press but was asked to leave.

According to him, no gun was found in the young man’s bag nor did he draw close to the dais where the president was standing.

“I will caution the general public to be circumspect with what they write on social media,” he added.

This is not the first time reports of assassination attempts on the president has emerged.

It will be recalled a gunman called Charles Antwi was arrested during church service for carrying a gun at president Mahama’s church.

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