President Akufo Addo has sacked Colonel Michael Opoku, much to the excitement of the new recruits at the National Security Agency.
Col. Opoku was the notorious Director of Operations at the National Security who ordered the rallied thugs from the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) embedded in the National Security to shoot at civilians during the infamous Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency by-elections.
He has also been fingered in a number of dirty deals, including illegal mining operations and illegal surveillance of political opponents of the NPP.
The reason for his firing is not immediately clear, but insiders tell Whatsup News that Col. Opoku has already fallen out with the party thugs enlisted in the National Security.
He was reportedly paying them their salaries on a countertop, much to the anger of the “boys” he was arbitrary about the payments.
Some insiders claim the angry party boys at the security agency may have snitched on him, causing his firing.
Col. Opoku will reportedly be replaced by one Lt. Col. Agyeman of the 64 Battalion.
Barely a week ago President Akufo Addo had fired, Opare Duncan, the Deputy National Security Coordinator who has been acting as National Security Coordinator following the death of Joshua Kyeremeh, the then-substantive coordinator.
He was replaced with Major General Francis Adu-Amanfoh, a former Ambassador to Mali.
However, the more eyebrow-raising part of the restructuring at the National Security is the appointment of Edward Asomani, a former executive at Danquah Institute, a pro-New Patriotic Party (NPP) think-tank that was founded by President Akufo Addo’s cousin, Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko.
His appointment sparked renewed suspicion of cronyism from a President who has been thoroughly bashed for his addiction to appointing his family and friends into key government positions.