Two young men, stationed at the ceremonial gates of the Flagstaff House (the presidential palace in Accra that serves as a residence and office to the President of Ghana), have been arrested by the Legon Police Station for armed robbery, MyNewsGH.com has reported.
According to the medium, the two were recruited by Captain Koda to man the seat of government Flagstaff House.
The Police say the two, were arrested in connection with series of robberies at Legon last Sunday night in which they allegedly robbed and raped their victims, including a 75 year old woman.
Issah Muniru, one of the robbers had a Flagstaff House Identification Number FSH/TEMP/18/134 and is stationed with the operations team.
Our checks indicate that the government has already taken serious consideration of security breaches that has become one too many under the current dispensation and have commissioned an undertaking of a rigorous background checks of all casual and permanently employed personnel recruited from the party pool into government, particularly the seat of government, Flagstaff House.
The Flagstaff House was re-built in 2008 during the tenure of the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) John Agyekum Kufuor.
The edifice which serves as office for the president of Ghana was financed and constructed by the India government with $135 million in 2009.
After its construction, it was named the Golden Jubilee House when Ghana was celebrating 50 years since independence, until the National Democratic Congress (NDC) under the late President John Evans Atta-Mills, took over governance in 2009.
Recently, however, the Ghanaian government officially renamed the Flagstaff House, the Jubilee House.