Ghana Police Arrest Presenter Who Insulted Prez Akufo Addo

The Ghana Police Service has revealed in a new update that they have arrested radio presenter Oheneba Boamah Bennie for insulting President Nana Akudo-Addo and spreading false news.

The press release indicates that Mr Oheneba has been detained awaiting further action. This is coming 24 hours after the CID department issued a letter of invitation to the Power FM presenter.

The message posted via their official Facebook handle reads:

“News Release: Arrest of Suspect Oheneba Boamah.

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service has on Monday, 14th December 2020 arrested suspect Oheneba Boamah, a radio presenter with Power 97.9 Fm in Accra.

The suspect, 36 years old has been cautioned on the offences of Offensive Conduct Conducive to Breaches of the Peace and Publication of False News contrary to sections 207 and 208(1) respectively, of the Criminal and Other Offences Act 1960 (Act 29).

The suspect is being held for allegedly insulting and issuing series of threats to the President of the Republic of Ghana and Commander in Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces, H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in a video which he shared on his Facebook page.

The suspect has been detained in police custody, pending further action.


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