KAN DAPAAH: Have you received reports of the alleged smuggling of Electoral BVDs into the country? – Owula Mangortey asks

I am a Citizen.

I rise to ask KAN DAPAAH, the Minister of National Security whether he has received reports of a counter- operation that uncovered an alleged smuggling of Biometric Verification Devices (BVDs) from Nigeria into the country which has left Immigration, Customs and Intelligence Agencies worried?

As a Citizen, I am forwarding the report for the information, analysis and necessary action of the Minister of National Security, the Electoral Commission and other stakeholders:

(1). We received information of alleged smuggled faulty BVDs from Nigeria.

(2). We received further info that a truck (later tracked to be two) was on the assignment.

(3). One source gave vehicle number as GS 696-18. Vehicle transitted residence of a prominent Minister of State at HO on or about 20-22 January 2020.

(4). Vehicle arrived in Accra on 22/ 23 January.

(5). Vehicle parked at AIRPORT ROUNDABOUT CEPS.

(6). Total surveillance placed on movement of vehicle to Osu Castle.

(7). Vehicle moved from Osu Castle to office of EC at 1 am on 23/24 Jan 2020.

(8). Items noted in the truck were 7,000 pieces of new BVD machines and 2,800 of old faulty BVD machines.

(9). As perceived, they intend to use the old ones from Nigeria to show the EC Committee of EMINENT PERSONS tyst these are the faulty ones from Ghana EC stock; and therefore a justification to spend the GHc880 million on proposed new voters register.

(10). There is a big question to acquiring new BVD because there have not been any procurement nor purchasing polices or any thing done for such products to be acquired.

(11). These had been the same charges levelled against Madam Charlotte Osei causing her removal.

(12). The personnel used to move these items to the EC office are:
S/Sgt OSEI (alias Castro),
Police Sgt DANKWA and
Invisible boy ADAKWA

(13). Recall three soldiers who were arrested by the BNI on the eve of 7th December, 2016, carrying bomb making devices to a Nima residence.

(14). They were handed over to the Military Police but were released from custody as soon as the results were announced.


(16). It is very painful that our security services are not up to the task. We could have taken more forceful action against this consignment.

(17). Intrep on second truck with Nigerian registration over leaf.

(18) Attached pictures of the truck number GS 696-18 in transit at the Osu Castle

I Shall Retunr (sic).

Owula Mangortey
25th January, 2020


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