Court Frees Agyapong

imagesA Circuit Court in Accra has acquitted and discharged Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin North, who was standing trial for attempted treason.

The decision was taken yesterday after lawyers for Mr. Agyapong argued for submission of no case at the last hearing.
His lawyer, Ayikoi Otoo, filed a submission of no case on April 25, 2013 after the state concluded its case.
He argued the state had not made out its case and that Mr. Agyapong, had no case to answer.

The state prosecutor, Rexford Wiredu, opposed the motion but Presiding Judge, Ebenezer Osei Darko, dismissed the case.
The MP was facing charges of attempted treason, genocide and terrorism, after he was alleged to have made tribal comments on Oman FM, a private radio station owned by him.

He was arrested on Monday, April 16, 2012, after he was invited by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service over the allegedly statements.

He was alleged to have “declared war” and vowed to lynch any fake security operative following the alleged physical attack on Ursula Owusu, the MP for Ablekuma West and Abu Jinapor, a former aide to the 2012 NPP flag-bearer, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, at Odododiodoo during the biometric registration exercise.

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