JUST IN: CID grants Major Boakye Gyan BAIL

Major (rtd) Boakye Gyan who was picked up by personnel of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service for making incendiary remark that evokes bloodshed, should the Electoral Commission stay the course in relation to the compilation of new voters register has been granted bail.

The former army Major was picked to answer questions in relation to the comment inciting violence.

“If the NPP and the EC wants civil war amidst the compilation of new voters’ register, they will get it,” he said in a radio interview.

He later clarified what he meant by the statement:

“Look, if you’re cautioning a child, who does not understand what’s between hot and cold water and he’s moving towards the hot water,…hey don’t do it! Have you committed any crime? You’re warning the Child about the consequences of something he doesn’t know that would affect you and the parent equally” he explained.

He was invited by the CID to Accra to answer questions in relation to the matter, but declined the invitation and rather requested to host the security officials in his home as a result of his old age.

Information gathered so far has revealed that he was picked up this morning from his home and brought to the Police Headquarters for questioning.

He has however been granted bail.