The drivers say their colleagues were never involved in any illegal mining activity, neither did they own any of the excavators used at the site.
The drivers say their search has revealed that 32 of their colleagues who drove excavators were arrested by the operation vanguard and are currently in police custody.
The drivers in a statement have threatened that if their colleagues are not released before 6 March 2020, “then we have no option than to match the President boot for boot in Kumasi no matter the number of Delta Force, [nothing] will deter us, we say all die be die.”
The group said they are ready to put their lives on the line to fight for the freedom of ordinary drivers in the country.
They have also called on the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II to put the blame on the corridors of the President should any blood spills in Kumasi during the 6 March Independence celebrations.