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Hopeson Adorye granted GH¢20K bail

Hopeson Adorye


The Dansoman Circuit Court in the Greater Accra region of Ghana has granted a leading member of the Movement for Change (M4C), Mr. Hopeson Adorye, bail set at GH¢20,000 with two sureties.

He has been charged with the publication of false news.

Mr. Adorye is to report to the police station every Monday to assist with investigations,

The decision followed Mr. Adorye’s arrest and subsequent court appearance on Thursday, May 23, 2024.

Mr Adorye’s arrest came after an interview he granted Accra FM, an Accra-based radio station, on May 10, 2024, in which he claimed to be part of an orchestration that detonated a dynamite in the Volta Region to intimidate voters in the stronghold of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to pave the way for a New Patriotic Party (NPP) win.

He is alleged to have said, “Before the elections, we blasted dynamite in parts of the Volta Region, and that scared several people. When I finished casting my ballot in Tema, I drove to the Volta Region, and when I asked for the number of people who had voted and the expected number of voters, it turned out people did not come out to vote.”

Independent Presidential Candidate and leader of the Alliance for Revolutionary Change, Alan Kyerematen, visited Hopeson Adorye in custody ahead of his appearance in Court.

The former Member of Parliament for Adentan, Yaw Buaben Asamoa, described the arrest as politically motivated.

Alan Kyerematen was accompanied by Boniface Abubakari Saddique, Yaw Buabeng Asamoah, Kofi Kapito, Alhaji Haruna Tafsiru Warlord, Ken Kuranchie, and other members of the Movement for Change.

Speaking after the visit, Buaben Asamoah said the allegations against Hopeson Adorye are false and unfair.

“Hopeson Adorye is not about to run away from Ghana or his home because the police intend to charge him with the publication of false information. So to the extent of keeping him all day in the police station and bringing him over to the Ministries to detain him, you point fingers backward at yourself that there is something political at play and it is not fair,” he said.

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