A private legal practitioner and member of the NDC has suggested that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo should have been arrested by the police for allegedly engaging in drug use which the laws of Ghana frown upon.
According to him, Appiah Stadium only acted as a whistleblower on allegations the President is a drug addict, smokes wee and must be treated as such and not the suspect.
Lawyer Abraham Amaliba, speaking on GHOne, he asked “Appiah Stadium alleges the President takes ‘wee’ or smokes ‘wee’ it is not a case of he pointing at somebody who is breaking the law?”
“Wee smoking, possession and trading is an offence. So who should rather be handcuffed? …If somebody says you engage in this if there are handcuffs to be put on somebody who should wear it”, he further quizzed
According to the member of the NDC, the proper thing police should have engaged in was to invite Appiah Stadium to help them investigate the President for being on drugs allegedly.
“If you are inviting the person to assist you in an investigation you do not put the person in handcuffs”, Lawyer Abraham Amaliba stated.
Meanwhile, the New Patriotic Party and some members, have condemned the police for their mode of arresting the suspect saying.
One such NPP MP, Hon. Alexander Afenyo Markins said, "when it comes to the matter of law, you cannot give it political colourization”.
“Forget about whatever circumstances, I do not think going to arrest the man in handcuffs is the right thing to do”, the Effutu legislator opined.
Appiah has, however been released from police custody after President Nana Addo expressed no interest in following the case.
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