Student in court for threatening to kill US Ambassador to Ghana

Student in court for threatening to kill US Ambassador to Ghana

Student in court for threatening to kill US Ambassador to Ghana

Photo credit: Graphiconline/Mr Robert Jackson, United States Ambassador to Ghana

Jones Kyei Nyarko, a graduate of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), who threatened to shoot on sight the newly posted United States Ambassador to Ghana, Robert Jackson has been bundled before an Accra circuit court.

Daily Guide reported that the court presided over by Mrs Patricia Quansah, charged Nyarko with a threat of death after he posted the following on his Facebook timeline: "I would shoot him if I should see him [The US Ambassador]."

Nyarko, a National Service person at the Ejisu M/A Experimental School in the Ashanti region, has been granted bail on GhȻ500,000 with two sureties while the case has been adjourned to February 19, 2016, after pleading not guilty.

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ASP Cynthia Anderson, the prosecuting officer was said to have told the court that the complainant was the newly posted American Ambassador to Ghana while the suspect is a graduate currently doing his National Service.

According to the prosecutor, the suspect, Nyarko created a Facebook account where he had been posting his views on both private and public issues on his timeline, adding that he had been ‘liking' other comments from other persons as well.

The prosecutor said, on January 15, 2016 the American Embassy in Ghana posted news including a video on the appointment of the complainant, Mr Robert Jackson and his arrival in the country on its official Facebook page, where a friend of the suspect liked it.

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The suspect clicked on the said friend’s page on January 19, 2016 and saw the post where he allegedly threatened the Ambassador with the following words: "Who cares! All whites are bad. I would shoot him if I should see him.”

The Embassy, quickly reported the matter to the police upon seeing the threatening message. The police in their intelligence picked up the suspect at Ejisu, in the Ashanti Reigion where he was arrested.

The suspect is said to have admitted the post but said he had no malicious intent but he was arraigned after police concluded investigations.

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