The Chief Executive Director for the Alliance For Social Equity and Public Accountability (ASEPA), Mensah Thompson will be arraigned in court today after he was reportedly arrested and detained at the Teshie District Police Command in Accra.
His arrest follows allegations he made about the presidential jet in January 2022 but later retracted and apologised for.
CNR reports that Thompson was also charged with publication of false news after he honoured an invitation by the Police Command.
He is expected to be arraigned today, Thursday, February 10, 2022, at the Kaneshie District Court.
It can be recalled that the Ghana Armed Forces, in a statement to refute the allegations of Thompson noted that it had referred the case to the office of the Inspector General of Police (IGP) for investigation.
The ASEPA boss in a Facebook post claimed Ghana’s “abandoned” Presidential Jet had been used by “spoilt youngsters” relating to the president for a trip to the UK and a “sky party” during the Christmas festivity.
He later posted after having “an extensive conversation with the PRO of the Ghana Armed Forces” saying: “In the same medium I made the earlier publication, I withdrew the publication pending an official response from the GCAA. I unreservedly apologise to the Ghana Armed Forces if their image was in any way affected by my publication. We shall put out for your consumption the response to our request from the GCAA records of the Falcon 900-EX.”
Source: opemsuo.com/Hajara Fuseini