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08-Jun-2012  
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OPERATIVES OF the BNI on Tuesday morning stormed the premises of Boss Fm in Kumasi to arrest an NPP member who had allegedly leveled wild allegations against President Mills on the station’s morning show.

During the programme, Opoku Mensah reportedly accused President Mills of stealing state money which he had given to Alfred Agbesi Woyome, a self-styled financier of the ruling party.

He alleged that the manner in which the Mills administration was behaving with regards to collecting the state money from Mr. Woyome was a clear indication that the President had a hand in the scandal.

This infuriated Joseph Yammin, NDC Ashanti Regional Secretary so he called into the programme, threatening to call the BNI to arrest Mensah to substantiate his allegations should he refuse to retract the statements.

But Mensah stood his ground insisting that if NDC members who had in the past accused former President Kufuor of stealing gold bars come to substantiate their rumours, then he too would do the same.

The NPP man was said to have alleged further that part of the Woyome money was used to finance President Mills’ re-election campaign as NDC flag bearer during the party’s Sunyani Congress last year.

According to Mensah, even the car the President rode in to the NDC party office to pick up his nomination forms and the one he rode in to the Sunyani congress were vehicles belonging to Mr. Woyome, claiming Woyome used stolen state funds to buy those cars.

True to Yammin’s threat, three operatives of the BNI reportedly stormed the radio station even before the programme came to a close purposely to arrest Mensah.

The NPP man who is a teacher by profession appealed to the BNI operatives to give him some time to seek permission from his superiors at school and report at the BNI office and his request was granted.

Mensah later went to the BNI in the company of the Boss Fm morning show host, Oheneba and other leading NPP members, where he was questioned for almost three hours to produce evidence to support his allegations before being released.

BNI sources hinted the paper later that the bureau would also invite Yammin to tell his side of the story.
 
 
 
Source: I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi
 
 

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