[ 2012-04-19 ]
Ken Agyapong granted bail
The embattled Member of Parliament of Assin North,
Kennedy Agyapong, has been granted bail.
A Human Rights Court on Thursday morning granted
him bail with two sureties in the sum of GH¢
200,000, but the treason charge against him
The judge ordered for his release on health
grounds. The lawmaker is reported to have high
blood pressure following his three-day detention
in Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) cells.
He was also granted bail because he is a Member of
Hon. Agyapong is to reappear in court on Tuesday,
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) lawmaker has been in
the grips of the law enforcement agencies since
Monday and a move to have him released on bail on
Wednesday hit a snag.
The opposition firebrand is being held in BNI
cells over comments he made on an Accra-based
radio station, Oman FM which have been described
by many as inflammatory.
The magistrate, Patricia Quansah, who was supposed
to handle the case, however, declined to proceed
stating her jurisdiction does not extend to cases
of such magnitude.
Source - Citifmonline
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