Samuel Atta Akyea, an NPP lawyer has agitated against the deportation of the SA nationals. He has said the NPP will cite the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) for contempt after it refused to release his clients despite the fact that court granted them bail.
According to him the security agency disregarded the ruling of the court by gripping the three nationals against court’s orders. Although the three South African nationals have been deported today, he maintained that the party is determined on making the BNI pay for disobeying the law.
Major Ahmed Shaik Hazis (rtd), 54; Warrant Officer Denver Dwayhe, 33, Captain Mlungiseli Jokani, 45 were arrested at the El Capitano hotel on March 20 by the BNI. They were held by the agency for about a week and were charged in court with unlawful training and conspiracy to commit crime. Thought court granted them bail a few days later they were still held in custody by the BNI until Tuesday Morning when they were deported.
Despite the NPP’s explanation that they were hired to train the party’s security team, all accusing fingers have been pointed to the party throughout the saga. However, some reports say that before the deportation, the state had dropped all the charges brought against the three South Africans.
The NPP lawyer, Samuel Atta Akyea gave his assertions that the deportation of the ex cops has belittled the seriousness of the country’s security systems. He said that the state should have prosecuted the SA nationals in court if they really believe that they were criminals. Simply put, he said that since state could not deem it fit to prosecute the men, it means all charges against them are a ‘farce’. Samuel Atta Akyea’s assertions therefore implied that the state proved incompetent throughout the saga.