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People have made bolder and more incriminating statements – Yaw Sarpong on Hopeson Adorye’s arrest


Hopeson Adorye arrives in court on Thursday, May 23, 2024.

Nana Yaw Sarpong, a member of the Movement for Change, says many people have made statements much bolder and more incriminating than Hopeson Adorye’s claims without facing prosecution from the State.

According to him, the arrest of a member of the Movement, Hopeson Adorye, for his confession of having detonated dynamite in the Volta region to scare voters during the 2016 elections is “politically motivated”.

speaking to joynews in The pulse On Thursday, May 23, Sarpong stated that the reason for Adorye’s arrest was the publication of fake news, stressing that he is not the first person to make such statements.

“Recently, one of the PNP leaders was on one of the network’s stations saying that when he was an organizer, he campaigned throughout this nation. He said that he knows all the ghettos in this country, he knows all the criminals in this country, he knows where the armed robbers hang out.

“Now this person is around here, he hasn’t gone anywhere, the police haven’t invited him. Someone made a claim about one of the stations: he said that the late Evans John Atta Mills was murdered. He said that if the police do not know it is because someone benefited from the death of His Excellency the former president.

“The person still walks free. People have made much bolder and more incriminating statements than what is out there. What did Hopeson really say? she asked.

His comments come after the Ghana Police Service on Wednesday, May 22, arrested Hopeson Adorye following his confession that he detonated dynamite in the Volta Region during the 2016 elections to aid the New Patriotic cause, whose membership was at that time.

Also read: Police arrest Hopeson Adorye for ‘detonating’ dynamite in Volta region during 2016 elections

The arrest follows an interview he gave on Accra FM on May 10, where he claimed to have been part of an orchestration to detonate dynamite to scare voters in the National Democratic Congress stronghold and pave the way for a New Party victory. Patriotic.

In the interview, Adorye, who now serves as special duties director of Alan Kyerematen’s Movement for Change, explained that the dynamite explosions were aimed at intimidating voters.

On Thursday, May 23, the Dansoman District Court granted him bail of GH¢20,000, with two sureties, one of which had to be justified.

Also read: Hopeson Adorye granted bail; accused of publishing false news

Furthermore, Sarpong clarified that Adorye was initially invited but due to the actions of the police he had to spend the night in the cells, adding that publishing fake news is the least of all crimes.

“You handcuffed him when you hadn’t even accused him. They handcuffed him as if he were a murderer and he had committed high treason,” he said.

He maintained that the government and the president, who is a human rights lawyer, have not been fair to Mr. Adorye and the Movement for Change.

“We see this as a tactical way to intimidate us, but we don’t care. We are not intimidated at all, even when we have come this far and when Ghanaians are ready to change the duopoly,” Sarpong added.

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