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”Crime Is Crime”; Leave BNI To Deal With ‘NDC Man of God’ – Atik Mohammed

Atik Mohammed has slammed the leadership and members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for jumping to the defence of a self-styled preacher, Apostle Kwabena Owusu Adjei who launched caustic verbal attacks on the EC Chairperson, Jean Mensa.

Apostle Kwabena Owusu Adjei, an NDC man of God, was captured in a viral video threatening to end the life of Madam Jean Mensa and also accused President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and other bigwigs in the New Patriotic Party (NPP) of having a hand in the death of the late J.B Danquah.

He served a strong warning to the EC Boss to stop the compilation of the new voters’ register and stated emphatically that should Madam Jean Mensa refuse to heed his call, she will die at 12 midday but however failed to specify the exact day.

He also rattled on that, during the June 4 revolution, the blood of the Military was spilt but this time, it will be the blood of the ‘Akyem mafia’ (referring to President Akufo-Addo and his clique) that will flow.

BNI Arrest

Following his public rants, officers of the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) arrested him and during a search, the 56-year-old man was found to be in possession of marijuana.

He also tested positive for tramadol and tetrahydrocannabinol after a urine sample test conducted by the Police Hospital in Accra following his arrest on Tuesday, June 9, 2020, by National Security operatives.

Minority Defends Apostle Owusu Adjei

The Minority in Parliament has condemned the manner of arrest of their man of God by the National Security operatives stressing it violates his fundamental human rights.

Minority ranking member on the Committee on Interior, James Agalga said article 19 of the 1992 Constitution enjoins arresting officers to respect the innocence of suspects until they are proven guilty by a court of competent jurisdiction.

Leave Security Officers To Do Their Job

But Atik Mohammed has fired at the Minority for intruding in the work of security operatives.

He, therefore, warned the NDC to leave the security operatives alone stressing ”crime is crime”.

”People are coming up with all kinds of conspiracy theories saying some of the offences he’s likely to be charged with is the creation of the security agency, look if Ghana should burn; it won’t benefit any person…No crime has ever been a political crime. Crime is a crime. We don’t have different types of crimes.

”If somebody goes to commit his crime and the security forces or the laws are dealing with him, because of the ugly politics we’re doing in this country, we want to qualify his crime; we want to say this is a crime that is inspired by politics. It doesn’t help any person because we’re inching towards an election and we all know when an electioneering period is getting close, usually the temperature is a bit heated. We do not need the likes of those irresponsible folks to add to the temperature…When someone commits a crime and the person is arrested, the least you can do is to allow the security agencies to do their work”, he said on ”Kokrokoo” on Peace FM.

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