Kwame Baffoe aka Abronye DC, the Bono Regional Chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), has stated that despite his detention for suggesting that former President John Mahama was organizing a coup, he will continue to speak his opinion.
“no amount of populist incarceration will injunct me from voicing out or speaking my mind,” he remarked for the first time since his detention and subsequent bail.
He also expressed his dissatisfaction with the Inspector General of Police.
“In the coming days, I will come out with some personal issues I have with the IGP,” he said to the press
“As for today, I’ll take the advice of my lawyers so that while going home, I’ll advise myself properly. I’m happy with the bail… As indicated by my lawyers, this is not an offence that they will deny me bail. That is why the court granted me bail. It was not like the police were searching for me. I personally went to the regional police head office yesterday. They deliberately delayed me in order to keep me in custody. As a politician, I’m not afraid of things like this. This will not distract or worry me,” he added.
The Accra Regional Command detained Abronye DC on Tuesday after he accepted their offer to investigate the claims.
He was then charged with fake news dissemination and offensive conduct conducive to a breach of the peace.
Mr. Baffoe pleaded not not guilty to all counts of these charges.
According to the police, a preliminary inquiry found that his allegations against the former NDC flagbearer are false and likely to cause a breach of the peace.
Mr. Baffoe is claimed to have stated that Mr. Mahama met with Al-Qaeda extremists to discuss ways to destabilize the ruling party.
He claimed that Mr. Mahama approached the group in a bid to help him become president again.
In response to the arrest of #FixTheCountry convener Oliver Mawuse Barker-Vormawor, the NPP spokesperson made these claims on Accra’s Hot 93.9 FM.