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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Ken Agyapong whisked to BNI as police fire tear gas to disperse crowd

Kennedy Agyapong about to board a waiting police van to an unknown location
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) MP for Assin North, Kennedy Agyapong, has been whisked away from the CID Headquarters to the offices of the BNI.

Although information is sketchy, Citifmonline.com is picking strong signals that the lawmaker is likely to spend the rest of Monday in BNI cells. 

Prior to the sudden turn of events the police had to fire tear gas and pepper spray (OC spray - capsicum spray) to disperse the irate NPP supporters who had gathered at the Police CID Headquarters demanding his release. 

His lawyer, Andy Appiah-Kubi had earlier disclosed onCiti Eyewitness News that they had satisfied the bail condition and his client would be released by close of day.

The police have been interrogating the lawmaker since 11.30am because they claim his statements on his own radio station, Oman FM, could incite NPP supporters to disturb the peace at the troubled-Odododiodio constituency in the Greater Accra Region.

He is reported to have said he will organise supporters of the main opposition party to defend themselves because the law enforcement agents have failed to protect them. 

Lawyer Appiah-Kubi said: “He has not been charged. We applied for bail on that ground. Technically, he has been granted bail.
NPP supporters throng to the CID to support of arrested MP for Assin-North, Kennedy Agyapong
Everything that needs to be done has been done. The terms of the bail required that he should be of good behaviour.”

Appiah-Kubi argued the statement of the legislator did not amount to treason since he “was educating the masses on the need to be law abiding. I don’t see anything wrong in that statement.”

Meanwhile, hundreds of NPP supporters have besieged the CID headquarters in Accra demanding for his release. Reports say the situation is tensed as the police deploy more men to avert any possible clash with the teeming crowd. 

By Citifmonline.com/Ghana

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