CID Picks Major Boakye Gyan But Granted Bail

The Criminal Investigation Department of the Ghana Police Service is in conversation with Major Rtd Boakye Gyan in the Jaman South municipal Police Headquarters at Drobo.

His arrest comes on the back of his ‘civil war’ comments he made last week on a radio station that “if the EC wants a civil war they’ll get it”.

The CID, on the 15th May this year,went to the residence of the former coup plotter to arrest him over the above mentioned comments but he refused to go with them to Accra and gave ill health as a reason and for that if the CID can provide an ambulance he’ll go with them.

The CID picked him up this morning at around 9:20am and has since been with him to write his statement.
Two lawyers of Major Boakye Gyan were allowed to be with him. Supporters of the opposition, National Democratic Congress (NDC) massed up at the police headquarters to show solidarity.

Major Boakye Gyan has been released on bail of GH20,000 with one surety. He is however charged under Section 207 of the Criminal and other Offences Act,Act 29.

Speaking to the media, lawyer for the coup plotter, Mr Foster Asante said Major Major would be reporting once every week at the Divisional Police at Berekum. Boakye Gyan was however represented by two lawyers.

Story by Alhassan Bin Spelele

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