Fetish priest in custody for spreading false information

The Kwadaso Circuit Court has remanded in prison custody a self- ac­claimed fetish priest for allegedly publishing false information about the VIP Jeoun Transport Company.

Emmanuel Frimpong, 24, also known as “Beyefuo,” was said to have published the information viatiktokto allege that drivers of VIP were engaged in ritual expeditions.

His plea to a charge of publishing false information was not taken under the Electronic Communication Act, as the infor­mation he put out was misleading and tarnishing the image of the VIP Jeoun Transport Company.

The court, presided over by Justice Stephen Kumi, remanded him for two weeks to reappear on April 26.

Mr Kumi charged the police to do thorough investigation into the matter.

Prosecuting, Assistant Super­intendent of Police (ASP) Emelia Owusu, told the court that the suspect had superimposed a VIP- branded coach on the tiktok to make the allegations.

According to the prosecution the suspect alleged that before a driver was entrusted with a coach or bus by the owner, the driver should agree to be buried in a cas­ket to sell his soul to the owner.

The prosecution said the sus­pect explained that while the soul of the driver was wandering in the atmosphere, it meant loyalty to the owner of the vehicle.

The prosecution said the sus­pect further alleged that accidents involving the VIP buses were as a result of the rituals.

At a press conference organ­ised by the VIP Company, right after the court proceedings on Wednesday, the Managing Director (MD), Adakabre Frimpong Manso, thanked the Ghana Police Service for effecting the arrest of the suspect when the matter was reported.

He said the compa­ny, in recent times, had been suffering from cy­ber-bul­lying and would no more

 countenance and accept any unsubstantiated or exaggerated allegations.

The MD expressed concern about the abuse of their brand and urged the police to help them arrest those doing so.

He also mentioned efforts being made to ensure that brand new buses would be used for long journeys while old ones with reg­istered numbers up to 2014 would be used for shorter journeys.

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