The president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has, with immediate effect, suspended the Deputy Minister for Youth and Sports, Pius Enam Hadzide and the Acting Director General of the National Sports Authority (NSA), Robert Sarfo Mensah.
This was disclosed in a statement issued and signed by the Communications Director at the presidency, Eugene Arhin.
“The decision has been taken following preliminary investigations conducted into the circumstances that led to the arrest of some 60 Ghanaians, who had allegedly attempted to enter Australia by false pretences, in the on-going 21st Commonwealth Games,” the statement explained.
According to the statement, “the president of the Ghana Olympic Committee, Ben Nunoo Mensah; the Board Chairman of the National Sports Authority, Kwadwo Baah Agyeman; and the chef-de-Maison for the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Mr Mohammed Sahnoon have also been recalled from the Games to assist in investigations currently being undertaken by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Police Service.”
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