Minister of State in charge of National Security, Bryan Acheampong has revealed that government had evacuated De-Eye Group from the Osu Castle a long time ago and that the recent documentary by Joy Fm’s Manasseh Azure Awuni could not be a true reflection of current happenings at the Castle.
According to him, the attention of government was drawn to the activities of the group some time ago and action was taken and the group removed from the premises.
Mr. Acheampong who was speaking on an Accra based local radio station and monitored by BestNewsGH.com said the group was not into any illegal activity as the documentary wants the world to believe.
‘’The young man was operating as a job recruitment agency sort of. And he had his rule, that when you are going to the castle to see them in terms of job hunting, that you wear black and white. That was the discipline with which he operated. When the issue first came up, we went and sat with him and we discussed and made him aware that it was not right for him to operate from there. But even before we had that meeting with him, we investigated the company’s background and came to the conclusion that he was not doing anything illegal’’ he said.
Mr. Acheampong explained that the only wrong they deduced from the group’s operations was the fact that they used a state facility for private business, and that they went further to warn and caution him.
‘’We went there a second time when reports escalated with concerns that some Ministers were operating from there. So we gave him time to exit the place and when the time came he still refused to leave. So we organized police from the SWAT and other operatives and we went and removed them from there completely. But before we got him out, he was neck deep in his business and had granted interviews to various media outlets, promoting the business. So even after we evacuated him from there, a lot more people were still trooping there and I believe it is those people that were seen, culminating in the report which is far from what actually takes place there. There is nothing like Military training or militia training over there’’ he added.