Oman FM’s Fiifi Boafo Subpoenaed


Fiifi BoafoOman FM’s Fiifi Boafo Subpoenaed

15 October 2012

An Oman FM radio presenter, Fiifi Boafo has been subpoenaed by an Accra High Court to serve as a witness for the state in a case in which the vociferous Assin North Member of Parliament (MP), Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, was first charged for genocide but now altered to misdemeanor for inciting tribal hatred.





The Assin North MP and his radio station’s National Agenda programme host, Fiifi Boafo will make a date with an Accra High Court tomorrow in a case which as remained hanging for a while now, although not as intense as it was earlier.

The woes of the MP began when he made remarks during a radio programme hosted by Mr. Boafo. His arrest sparked a near riot at the Public headquarters, especially when he was being transferred to another location.

Daily Guide learnt that Fiifi Boafo was in the studio running last Thursday’s morning programme when word reached him from a certain CID officer who gave his name simply as ASP Boye that he was needed at the department’s headquarters.

The excuse he gave the CID regarding his inability to show up immediately appeared to have been disregarded as a subpoena followed the next morning Friday.

On Friday, the two persons, Mr. Boye and a prosecutor, who did not disclose his name, came to the premises of Oman FM to deliver the subpoena.

Photo Reporting: Ken AgyapongMr. Agyapong was placed in custody after he had voluntarily reported to the Police following an invitation by the security agency over comments he made on his radio station in reaction to the treatment meted out to Ursula Owusu NPP, Parliamentary candidate for the Ablekuma South constituency.

This was in the heat of the Odododiodio biometric registration challenges in which agents of Nii Lante Vanderpuye were denying those with Akan-sounding names from registering.

He was charged for genocide and declaring war on the Republic of Ghana but one of his two lawyers Atta Akyea said the remarks were shrouded in a metaphor.

Even giving him bail became an issue but eventually a court did and his charge was reduced in intensity to misdemeanor.

He is now facing charged of provocation of riots and offensive conduct conducive to the breach of the peace.

“What he said is only metaphorical. It does not amount to treason because it is only the President of the Republic who has been given the mandate under the Constitution to declare war,” he said.

Mr. Agyapong has been busy these past few weeks leveling myriad of corruption allegations against a number of political office holders including the president.

His expose of the Woyome judgment debt debacle raised his rating on the political scene presenting him as lone anti corruption crusader.

Source: Daily Guide



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