[ 2012-04-19 ]
FREED: Kennedy Agyapong 'mobbed' after being released in a long day's legal tussle
Ken Agyapong released finally
The New Patriotic Party’s Member of Parliament for
Assin North, Kennedy Agyapong, has finally been
released after securing two bails in one day and
spending three days in Bureau of National
Investigations (BNI) cells.
The police had a tough time leading him out of the
court as hundreds of NPP sympathisers thronged the
premises to follow the high profile case of
Hon. Agyapong is currently addressing a teeming
crowd at the NPP headquarters here in Accra.
The embattled legislator has gone through a
marathon legal session today before gaining his
freedom. In what has been christened “A Tale of
Two Bails” – the lawyers of the legislator first
secured a bail for him over his unlawful
The lawmaker has been charged with treason felony,
attempt to commit genocide and terrorism.
Hon. Agyapong, whose statement on an Accra-based
radio station, Oman FM, was found to be inciting
and inflammatory was once again whisked to a High
Court for the charges to be amended.
The State prosecution amended the charge from
treason to treason felony, attempt to commit
genocide and terrorism. However, an Accra High
Court heard the plea of defense counsel and
granted the MP bail in the sum of GhC200, 000.
The judge ordered for his release on health
grounds. The lawmaker is reported to have high
blood pressure following his detention.
Source - Citifmonline
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