A Circuit Court in Accra has granted a GHC100,000 bail to a private security man by name Bless Amedegbe for inciting the public against President Nana Akufo-Addo.
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The court also charged the accused to produce two sureties, of which one must be a public officer who earns nothing less than GHC1,000.
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The 24-year-old security man is facing a charge of an assault on a public officer as well as False Communication, contrary to Section 76(1) of the Electronic Communication Act, 2008 (Act 775).
He used social media to incite arson against President Akufo-Addo.
The young man, however, denied the offences.
When Ghana started recording cases of the novel Coronavirus, President Akufo-Addo announced restrictions in the movement of people in Greater Accra, Kumasi, Tema, and Kasoa because these areas have started seeing an increase in cases.
Bless Amedegbe shot a video of himself and circulated via YouTube and WhatsApp Platforms, inciting the public to defy the President’s Executive Orders on the lockdown.
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The police followed up and arrested him, leading to his prosecution.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that some angry residents of Ofankor, in Accra, have set ablaze the two-bedroom apartment of the landlord who shot and killed his tenant on Sunday, May 24, 2020.
The landlord, Victor Stephen Nana Kankam allegedly murdered the ‘musician’ tenant over a woman, according to police investigations.
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