Former Executive Secretary to the immediate-past Inspector General of Police (IGP) David Asante Apeatu, now opposition NDC’s candidate in the Wa West constituency, Superintendent Peter Lanchene Toobu is invited by National Security and Bureau of National Investigations.
A source inside the state security apparatus disclosed that he will appear to assist in investigations regarding his “involvement” in the recent coup plot as his communications and exchanges with the coup plotters is being examined by a team of experts.
Other sources inside National Security when reached refused to give further details about the specific nature of Superintendent Toobu’s involvement in the coup plot but said he was a “key, active source of motivation” for the coup plotters. He is currently considered as a “person of interest” and has not yet been charged.
The source dismissed as false any suggestion that the arrests (and in the case of COP Boakye, the invitation) is a deliberate strategy to ‘purge’ the Ghana Police Service of ‘outspoken’, popular Senior Police Officers who are loved by the Ghanaian public.
The swoop on Toobu follows after the Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Dr. Benjamin Agordzor, was charged with abatement to commit treason for his alleged involvement in the same coup plot. He is alleged to be a key financial backer of the coup plotters who the government said had been cooking an elaborate plan to destabilize the country.
Readers will recall our news story on how Peter Toobu retired voluntarily from the Ghana Police Service to contest as a parliamentary candidate of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Wa West Constituency of the Upper West Region which he won.
Superintendent Peter Lanchene Toobu is fondly remembered for his infamous presentation on corruption within the police service and how the public perceives personnel of the service which went viral on various social media platforms.
Toobu upon his election as NDC candidate said opposition leader John Mahama while in office demonstrated that he was the best for the country due to the good policies he put in place, as well as the infrastructure he built.
He therefore asked the electorate to compare the achievements of Mr Mahama and President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and vote for the NDC flag bearer because of his achievements.
He said if Mr Mahama will win the polls, it will largely depend on the work of the parliamentary candidates across the country and, thus, urged them to campaign for Mr Mahama as they go about their own campaigns.