- A resident of Dzorwulu has been arrested by the BNI for an assassination plot on the life of President Mahama
- He was overheard saying that the President will drop dead on Independence day while delivering his speech
- A passer by tipped the police off who arrested the 33-year-old man
- He is currently helping the BNI in their investigations
A 33-year-old man, Kwame Gyebi who resides in Dzorwulu, a suburb of Accra has been picked up by the Bureau of National Investigation (BNI) over a planned assassination plot on the President, John Dramani Mahama.
Details of the case as presented by DAILY POST is sketchy but BNI officials say they are investigating the alleged plot which led to the arrest of Gyebi who was handed over to them by the Ghana Police on February 25, 2016.
An alleged scheme, by Kwame Gyebi is that the President will drop dead while delivering his speech on March 6 this year to mark the 59th Independence Anniversary of Ghana was given away to the police by a whistle blower who overheard Gyebi confidently boast of his plan.
The patriotic citizen was alarmed by the confidence of the man and therefore tipped the police off which led to his arrest.
An intelligence source has hinted that the BNI is working around the clock to ascertain whether Kwame Gyebi has accomplices or is working alone.
It would be recalled that in July last year, a 36 year-old man, Charles Antwi, was arrested at the Ringway Gospel Centre of the Assemblies of God church with a loaded gun.
He looked suspiciously fidgety and was quickly arrested by the President’s guard and later charged with plotting to assassinate him.
The President was not in church that day.
Charles Antwi was later sentenced to a 10-year prison term by an Accra Circuit court but the Attorney-General’s office appealed against it, which eventually led to the sentence being quashed on grounds that he was not of sound mind.