Fadi Dabbousi, the journalist who was arrested by the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) for alleged making disparaging remarks about President John Mahama has apologised.
Dabbousi, a New Patriotic Party (NPP) sympathiser, was released by the BNI today after spending 48 hours in custody.
He had claimed on social media that President Mahama impregnated the daughter of the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II. He had also questioned the president's HIV status.
But speaking to Accra-based Peace FM hours after his release, Dabbousi apologised to the president for his remarks.
He said he had picked up the report from several newspapers and had posed a question to that effect on social media in reaction to an Africa Watch publication which claimed that NPP leader, Nana Akufo-Addo, had cancer.
"Apparently, my statement was misconstrued and misunderstood and I apologise unequivocally”, he said.
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Dabbousi said he had also apologised unreservedly to national security officials when they pointed out to him that his comments were not fair to the president.
He is set to report to the BNI on Friday as investigations continue into the case.