NDC Youth Organiser for Suame remanded for ‘inciting political violence’

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Youth Organiser for Suame constituency in Kumasi, Razak Koampa Avoliya, has been remanded in police custody by the Asokwa District Court.

He was arraigned on Thursday, Feb 9, 2023 at the District Court presided over by Fred Obikyere on the charge of offensive conduct, conducive to breaches of peace of the state.

The plea of Razak was not taken when he and his lawyer appeared before the Court.

The prosecution led by Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Kofi Blagodzie, pleaded with the court to remand the accused person to allow police more time for investigation.

The lawyer for accused, Evans Amankwah opposed the application and said the accused was not a flight risk and would not interfere with police investigation.

The court, however, upheld the application by the prosecution and remanded the accused into police custody.

He  is to reappear on February 14, 2023.


Razak was seen in viral video making what the police describes as comments that had the tendency to incite political violence.

The comments were made last week when he was being interviewed by Kumasi-based Oyerepa TV after a party public event in Kumasi, the capital of the Ashanti Region.

After police declared him wanted over the comments, the NDC handed him to the police.

Calls for Suspension

Meanwhile, a former political Science lecturer at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Dr Richard Amoako Baah has expressed worry about the inciting comments of the youth activist.

Reacting to the matter that has become a subject of discussion in the media space, Dr Amoako Baah who is a renowned member of the governing NPP recommended for the NDC to suspend the activist to serve as a deterrent to others who plan to make inciteful comments in the future.

“I am only saying that he should be suspended…The NDC should do that so as not to look like the current NPP,” the academic told host of Dwaboase on TV XYZ, Prince Minkah.

To him, the action of the NDC will set its leadership apart from the NPP which is noted of shielding wrong doers.




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