- Kwame Owusu Fordjour, popularly known as Dr UN, has been arrested in Kumasi
- Dr UN's arrest is in the execution of a bench warrant issued by the Asokore Mampong Magistrate Court
- Following his arrest, the court has remanded him in prison custody for two weeks
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Kwame Owusu Fordjour, popularly known as Dr UN, has been sent to a two-week remand in prison in Kumasi.
Dr UN, known for the infamous fake UN awards saga was remanded by the Asokore Mampong Magistrate Court on Friday, October 16, 2020.
The news of Dr UN's arrest was broken by Peace FM's Ashanti regional correspondent, Sampson Kwame Nyamekye. He was arrested in the studios of Hello FM in Kumasi on Friday.
In a report on Peace FM's evening news on Friday, Nyamekye disclosed that the arrest and remand sentence was in connection with a bench warrant issued by the magistrate court.
The Asokore Magistrate Court is reported to have issued a bench warrant for Fordjour about six months ago after Dr UN flouted a bail.
According to the Nyamekye, Dr UN organised an awards scheme at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi in 2018.
But the police in Kumasi stormed the venue to arrest Fordjour who was later arraigned before the Asokore Mampong Court.
At the court, he was granted bail in the sum GHC20,000 with his parents signing as his sureties.
However, Fordjour absconded after the bail and after attempts to re-arrest him failed, the court issued a bench warrant for him.
Dr UN visited Kumasi today and was scheduled to appear on a show at Hello FM for an interview on an awards scheme he is set to organise in the city.
While in the studio, the police came with the arrest warrant but Dr UN resisted saying he was a diplomat.
But the police whisked him away and he was subsequently put before the magistrate who remanded him for two weeks.
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