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JUST IN: 37-Year-Old Man Arrested For Allegedly Threatening To Kill Akufo-Addo, EC Boss



Reports from the Bono Region indicates that a 37-year-old man who issued death threats against President Nana Akufo-Addo and the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC) Jean Mensa, has been arrested.

Information gathered indicated that Seidu Abdul Latif, who lives in Gulumpe, was picked up around the outskirts of Kintampo by a joint national security intelligence and police team.

He is said to have gone into hiding in Buipe and Kintampo when he got wind that the police were looking for him in connection with threats to end the lives of the first family, and that of the EC boss.

The suspect is alleged to have posted unprintable words in a closed WhatsApp group, a portion which read: “Look, Nana Addo and Jean Mensa, we’ll kill your children and your children’s children and your grandchildren’s children and on and on till we wipe out your blood in this country”.

At press time, Regional Police Commander for Bono, DCOP Asumadu Okyere-Darko, said some members of the NDC reported the said arrest to him but he did not have any details in relation to the matter.

President Nana Akufo-Addo has received several death threats since he was voted into power in 2016.

At least three persons have been arraigned in relation to such threats.

Mrs Jean Adukwei Mensa, who was appointed as the Chairperson of the EC on July 23, 2018, has also received several threats.

Some individuals and groups have expressed dissatisfaction with some of the electoral reforms and policies her administration rolled out.

Kill Police Officers, Burn Akufo-Addo’s House – Social Media Alarmist

In May 2020, a 24-year-old Ghanaian social media user, Bless Kodjoe Amedegbe, was arrested by police for trying to rally Ghanaians to kill police officers and burn President Nana Akufo-Addo’s house.

In a video shot at the time the President imposed a three-week lockdown to control the spread of the contagion, Bless Kodjoe incited the public to defy anti-coronavirus directives.

He charged Ghanaians to revolt against national authority and retaliate with attacks on law enforcement personnel if opposed.

He later explained that it was a joke but his case is still pending in court after being granted bail.

Self-acclaimed Apostle insults Akufo-Addo, threatens EC boss

A self-acclaimed pastor, Apostle Kwabena Owusu Agyei, was arraigned on June 9 after threatening Mrs Mensa.

Apostle Owusu Adjei caused a stir when he threatened to kill her if she goes ahead to compile a new voter register for the 2020 Presidential and Parliamentary elections.

He threatened to stop the compilation of the new register and also threatened that should the EC boss go ahead with the registration, she will die young at midnight, although he did not mention any specific day.

The same person rained insults on President Akufo-Addo.

Power FM presenter arrested for insulting, threatening Akufo-Addo

A journalist with Accra-based Power FM, Oheneba Boamah Bennie, was in December, 2019 invited by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service for allegedly insulting and threatening President Akufo-Addo.

The radio presenter is said to have recorded a live video on his Facebook page in which he was allegedly heard insulting and issuing a series of threats to the President.

The police in a letter to the Management of Power FM asked for the release of Mr Bennie to report to “Superintendent/1U at the CID Headquarters, 4th floor, Room 13 on Monday. 14/12/2020 at 1000hours” to assist with investigations.


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