CID investigates NPP’s Obiri Boahen over radio comment

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service says it has initiated an investigation into a radio comment by the Deputy General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Obiri Boahen which is said to be a breach of peace.

He is said to have made a comment during a radio interview on Accra based Okay FM on May 15, 2020, which is said to be in relation to the offence of offensive conduct conducive to the breach of the peace contrary to section 207 of the Criminal and Other Offences Act, 1960 (Act 29).

A statement signed and issued by Ms Juliana Obeng, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) and Head of Public Affairs at the CID said the investigation was ongoing.

Meanwhile, Major (rtd) Kojo Boakye-Djan has also been charged with breach of peace.

The CID in the same statement has been explaining why Major (Rtd) Kojo Boakye Djan was arrested on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 in his hometown, Bebianiha in the Bono Region.

He also made a comment in a radio interview on the same Accra based Okay FM on May 14, 2020.

The statement explained that Major (rtd) Boakye-Djan has been charged with the offence of offensive conduct conducive to the breach of the peace contrary to section 207 of the Criminal and Other Offences Act, 1960 (Act 29).

He has since been granted a police enquiry bail to be reporting once a week to the police.

Meanwhile, investigations continue and the public is assured that due process will be followed, the statement added.