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Power FM’s Oheneba Boamah released from prison custody

Power FM news anchor, Oheneba Boamah Bennie has been released from Nsawam prison today after serving his 14-day jail term.

An Accra High Court (Criminal Court 2) sentenced the host of Battle Ground to prison custody for 14 days for contempt of court on February 8, 2022.

The court presided over by Justice Elfreda Dankyi, fined the broadcaster an amount of GHS 3,000.

On Monday morning, some members of the NDC stormed the Nsawam Prison as they awaited the broadcaster who was being prepared for release.

General Manager for Power FM, Mugabe Maase who led a team from XYZ Broadcasting said his colleague was in high spirit and was ready to host Battle Ground Monday night.

Background

The Attorney General, Godfred Dame dragged Bennie to court last year for contempt of court

After the declaration of President Akufo-Addo as the President-elect by the Electoral Commission (EC), Bennie allegedly published a video on his Facebook wall, claiming that President Akufo-Addo had met with eight justices of the Supreme Court, led by the Chief Justice, and had influenced them.

The A-G made a case that through his publication, Bennie wants to tell the public that judges, including the justices of the apex court, decide cases not independently but by taking directives from the President.

Ruling 

In her ruling, Justice Elfreda Dankyi held that Oheneba Boamah was guilty of the charge against him and that she was charitable with the sentence.

“I have been magnanimous,” the Justice stated when counsel for Boamah, Victor Kojoga Adawudu prayed the court to be charitable.

 

Source: Myxyzonline.com

 

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