Interestingly, the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service has begun an investigation into a report filed by former President John Dramani Mahama against New Patriotic Party’s Kwame Baffoe, popularly known as Abronye DC.
Mr Mahama had written to the Director-General of the CID through his counsel, Tony Lithur of Lithur Brew law firm, on Monday, May 4, drawing the attention of the security agency to an infringement of Section 208 of Act 29 which talks about the publication of false news with intent to cause fear and alarm.
Abronye DC, who is also the Bono Region Chairman of the NPP, had alleged that the former president, who is also the leader of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), is hatching a plot to assassinate some key NPP members including Abronye himself.
The allegations were made on Net 2 TV.
“On the programme, Abronye DC announced to the general public that some NPP personalities would be assassinated by NDC hirelings who would be wearing NPP T-shirts and that these hirelings would be doing the bidding of former President John Mahama,” Mr Lithur’s letter of complaint to the CID read.
“On the same programme, Abronye DC stated that President John Mahama ‘killed President John Evans Atta-Mills’.”
A video of the recording was attached to the letter, a copy of which was sent to the IGP.
The CID has responded by inviting Abronye to assist in investigations.
“The Special Investigation Unit (SIU) of the CID Headquarters has commenced an investigation into an alleged case of Publishing of false news reported by His Excellency the Former President John Dramani Mahama against you,” the invitation letter signed by Deputy Director-General of the CID, Barima Tweneboah Sasraku II, said.
“You are requested to report to Director/SIU on Thursday 21st May 2020 at 10:00 am to assist the investigation, please.”
Mr Mahama has since denied the allegations, calling them “irreverent” and “despicable”.