The President of the Concerned Small Scale Miners Association, Michael Kwadwo Peprah, who was arrested by the Cyber Crime Unit of the Ghana Police Service, has been granted bail.
Mr. Peprah was arrested on Saturday, August 29, 2020, in Kumasi for allegedly causing fear and panic with a Facebook post.
He was subsequently transported to Accra.
Mr. Peprah’s lawyer, Bobby Benson said after his client’s release that they have been told the complainant is the Minister for Environment, Science and Technology, Prof. Frimpong Boateng.
“Mr. Michael Kojo Preprah has been granted bail. The Police that effected the arrested from Kumasi came later to the Nima Police Station and he was asked to write his statement and before that, they must tell you the offence they are investigating. They said they are investigating the offence of publishing false information, and the complainant, we are told, is the Minister for Environment.”
“So he has been granted bail and we are to report tomorrow to continue.”
After his Mr Peprah’s arrest, some members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) thronged the Nima Police Station in Accra to demand his release.
The National Communications Officer of the NDC, Sammy Gyamfi described his arrest as intimidation by the Akufo-Addo led government