- Ace Ankomah has condemned the police's move to arrest an Appiah Stadium
- Says the use of handcuffs to restrain the NDC serial caller was unnecessary
- He's stated that the insulting of a sitting Ghanaian president has not been a criminal offense since 2001
Well known Ghanaian private legal practitioner, Mr. Ace Ankomah, has joined the chorus of Ghanaian legal professionals to condemn the Ghana Police Service's move to arrest the pro National Democratic Congress (NDC) serial caller, Appiah Stadium.
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In a post on his Facebook profile, the well known Ghanaian lawyer related that though Appiah Stadium's - born Frank Kwaku Appiah - conduct was wrong, the embattled NDC serial caller did not commit a criminal offense.
Echoing similar comments made by the Effutu MP, Hon. Alexander Kwamenya Afenyo-Markin, Ace Ankomah stated that the use of handcuffs to restrain Appiah Stadium was unwarranted, neither was there grounds for his arrest.
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According to Ace Ankomah, the police service could have invited Appiah Stadium to discuss with the "possible implications of his action on public order". Nevertheless, Ace Ankomah stated that even in the event that police invited Appiah Stadium, he [Appiah Stadium] would not be bound by law to honor the invitation.
"Leave the man to his own devices", wrote Ace Ankomah.
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This is not the first time Ace Ankomah has maintained that the insulting of sitting Head of State in Ghana is not a criminal offense.
The well known legal practitioner expressed similar views in 2010 when a social commentator, then believed to be affiliated with the New Patriotic Party (NPP), referred to the late President Atta-Mills as a Chimpanzee.
See Ace Ankomah's post in full below:
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