Pilot arrested for offensive statements

Mr. Fadi Dabboussi

Mr. Fadi Dabboussi

The Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) has arrested a Ghanaian-Lebanese pilot and author for making offensive statements against President John Mahama.

Fadi Dabboussie was arrested at noon on Friday, upon his arrival on an Egypt Air flight from Lebanon.

He was picked up at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) and driven to the Bureau’s headquarters in Accra.

This was on the invitation of the Director of BNI, according to Mr. Dabboussie’s lawyer, Hassan Tampuli.

“I have been to the office of the BNI and I was denied access to him. I was told the officer responsible for the case was not in the office and that I can only have access to him on Monday,” Mr. Tampuli stated.

Dabboussie is believed to be a sympathiser of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP).

He is also the author of a book titled: ‘59 years of Ghana to Nowhere: The future is Now,’ a book said to be critical of President Mahama.

The story first broke on social media, where it was claimed that Mr. Dabboussi’s house had been ransacked and all copies of his books taken.

Some opposition NPP sympathisers and human rights activists have condemned the act on social media.

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