Deputy General Secretary of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Obiri Boahen says former President John Dramani Mahama’s petition to the Director-General of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service to investigate NPP’s Abronye DC is “fundamentally flawed”, adding that the approach is questionable.
He explained in an interview with NEAT FM’s morning show ‘Ghana Montie’ that, the Bono Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwame Baffoe was not formally served by the former President’s lawyer after condemning his alleged utterances.
Citing some technicalities in the law, Nana Obiri Boahen who is also a lawyer said the ex-President’s approach is “wrong”.
Ex-President Mahama reports Abronye to CID
Mr. Mahama through his lawyer is asking the Police Service to investigate murder allegations made against him by Abronye DC.
His lawyer, Tony Lithur said Abronye DC has accused his client, John Dramani Mahama, and some members of the NDC of planning to assassinate some members of the NPP.
“My instructions are that in a recording on a TV programme on Net 2 TV, Madina, Accra which has been circulating on various social media platforms including Facebook and Whatsapp platforms, Abronye made certain false claims alleging a plot masterminded by His Excellency John Dramani Mahama to assassinate some NPP personalities including him, Abronye DC, himself . . . ".
Former President John Dramani Mahama has reported, Kwame Baffoe Abronye, alias Abronye DC to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service for alleging that the former president had plans to kill some leading members of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP).
The former President lodged the complaint on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at the police headquarters through his lawyers, LithurBrew Company.
Obiri Boahen's reaction
Reacting to the issue, defense lawyer for Abronye DC, Nana Obiri Boahen called on Mr Mahama to serve “NET 2, Abronye DC and NPP” with an official complaint because “they were all mentioned by Mahama and his lawyer”.
“It must be an oversight for not serving all of them, so they should correct that immediately,” he told host Kwesi Aboagye.
“Why is Mahama not going to court if Abronye DC has indeed defamed him? What don't NDC Communicators do to President Nana Addo?” he further questioned.