Bongo Ideas 'Goes Missing' for 24 Hours, Ghana Police Speaks On Reports Of Arrest

Bongo Ideas 'Goes Missing' for 24 Hours, Ghana Police Speaks On Reports Of Arrest

  • The police has released a statement on trending reports that Bongo Ideas has been arrested
  • The statement denied any such arrest of Bongo Ideas, who is known in private life as Albert Nat Hyde
  • According to the police, their checks indicate that Bongo Ideas was at home at the time the statement was released

The Ghana Police Service has denied reports that it had arrested Ghanaian blogger and social media commentator, Albert Nat Hyde.

Reports went rife on social media on Wednesday, March 14, 2024, that Albert Hyde, popularly known as Bongo Ideas, had been arrested by the police.

According to a statement shared by blogger, Ronnie Is Everywhere, Bongo Ideas had reportedly been picked up at about 2:00am in the night.

Bongo Ideas
The police has released a statement on Bongo Ideas Photo source: @bongoideas
Source: Instagram

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The narrator who claimed to be a relative of Bongo Ideas indicated that the men who picked him up wore uniforms suggesting that they were police officers.

He added that even though the men refused to show them where they were taking Bongo to, the family had tried checking across nearby police stations but had not been successful in locating him.

A controversial figure on social media for some of the opinions he shares, the news of Bongo Ideas' arrests seemed to have excited a section of online users.

Twenty four hours after the initial reports of his arrest, nothing had been heard from Bongo Ideas and his whereabouts was also not known.

Police releases statement on Bongo Ideas

To make the confusion worse, the police has released a statement denying reports of being behind Bongo Ideas' arrest.

According to the police statement, a relative has even confirmed that Bongo Ideas was currently at home.

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"The attention of the Ghana Police Service has been drawn to Social Media reports that one Albert Nat Hyde a.k.a. BongoIdeas has been arrested by the Police.
The Ghana Police Service has not arrested the said individual. The Police has contacted a relative who has confirmed that BongoIdeas is at home," it read.

Source: YEN.com.gh

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Jeffrey Owusu-Mensah (HOD Entertainment) Jeffrey is the Head of Entertainment Desk and a graduate of the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) with over 10 years of experience in journalism. He started as a reporter with Ghana News Agency (GNA) after school. He joined Primnewsghana.com in 2016 as an editor. He moved to YEN.com.gh in 2017 as an editor and has risen to his current position. You can contact him via e-mail: j.owusu-mensah@yen.com.gh

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