Court Grants Salifu 'Mugabe' Maase Gh¢50,000 Bail In False Publication Case

The Accra Circuit Court has admitted Salifu Maase a.k.a. Mugabe, a radio show host, to bail in the sum of Gh¢50,000 with three sureties.

The court, presided over by Mrs Eva Bannerman Williams, granted the radio show host bail following an application for bail by his counsel, Mr Godwin Edudzi Tamakloe on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 morning.

Mugabe has been charged with offensive conduct to breach public peace and publication of false news to cause fear and panic.

He has been charged with offensive conduct for allegedly describing the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and all police officers in the country as fools during a political show - Inside Politics - on Accra based Radio XYZ on Feb 8, 2019.

He has also slapped with the charge of the publication of false news after he allegedly stated on the same show on March 8, 2019 that the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) had planned to kill the journalist, Manasseh Azure Awuni of Multimedia Group.

Maase has a segment in the Inside Politics afternoon programme where he describes as Moments of Truth and allegedly made the statements during that segment.