POLICE ARREST KEN AGYEPONG NPP stages demo at Police headquaters
Chronicle News Report
A cloud of tear gas, live bullets and water canon could not disperse the crowd of mainly New Patriotic Party supporters massed up in front of the Criminal Investigations Department of the Ghana Police headquarters in Accra, as The Chronicle went to press last night.
It followed police decision to detain Mr. Kennedy Agyapong, NPP Member of Parliament for Assin North, for allegedly inciting the population of this country.
The vociferous Member of the House had reported to the police voluntarily, following an invitation extended to him to report to help the police in their investigations into a statement he was alleged to have made on Oman FM, the radio station he owns.
First reports indicated that the police had charged him with treason. But, Mr. Kobina Tahir Hammond, a member of the MP’s defence team, told The Chronicle that Mr. Agyapong had not been charged.
According to reports available to The Chronicle, Mr. Agyapong had allegedly suggested on the radio station that the mayhem enveloping the registration exercise, and the selective justice with which the police were employing to deal with the mayhem, had the potential of leading this nation to war.
When NPP supporters heard of what was initially reported as an arrest of the MP, they jammed the entrance to both the CID and Police headquarters. As with many such events, party faithful began arriving in singles and doubles until it became a flood.
The Chronicle learnt that when Mr. Agyapong was put in a police van ready to whisk him away to a location, likely to be the Bureau of National Investigations headquarters, they blocked the way. The police then fired tear-gas in an attempt to disperse the crowd to no avail.
At the time of going to press, the van had whisked him to the BNI headquarters. Our Deputy News Editor, Daniel Nonor, and ace Cameraman Eric Owiredu, who were assigned to cover the event at the CID headquarters, had a hard time leaving the place, and struggled their way out, arriving at the office as the paper was going to bed.
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