The Bono Regional Chairman of the NPP, Kwame Baffoe, popularly known as Abronye DC, a GHS100,000 bail with two sureties.
He was granted bail on Wednesday, February 16, 2022, after appearing before the Accra Circuit Court for comments police described as false publication.
Abronye had alleged on Accra-based Hot FM that Former President John Dramani Mahama was involved in a coup plot.
He reportedly claimed that former President John Mahama had met with the Al Qaeda militants in an attempt to stage a coup in Ghana.
He also alleged that it was Mr. Mahama that instructed the convenor of the FixTheCountry Movement, Oliver Mawuse Barker-Vormawor to threaten a coup should the controversial E-Levy be passed by parliament.
In a press statement dated Tuesday [Feb 15, 2022] signed and issued by the Public Affairs Officer of the Accra Regional Police, DSP Juliana Obeng said: “preliminary investigation has established that his claims against former President [Mahama] are untrue and likely to occasion a breach of the peace.”
“In view of this, he [Baffoe] has been formally arrested and charged on two counts of publication of false news and offencive conduct conducive to breaches of the peace.”
The case has been adjourned to March 9.
At the court was NPP National Chairman, Freddy Blay, General Secretary John Buadu and some party executives.
Speaking to the media after the court hearing, one of the lawyers for Abronye who is also the NPP Youth Organiser, Henry Nana Boakye, cautioned party communicators to discuss issues devoid of comments that inflame passions.