General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia, has described former President John Dramani Mahama as a good citizen for the decision to report the Bono Regional Chairman of the ruling NPP, Kwame Baffoe Abronye to the Police.
The Ex-President reported the NPP activist to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service for alleging that the former had hatched plans to terminate the lives of some leading members of the ruling party.
Mr Mahama lodged the complaint on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at the police headquarters through his lawyers, LithurBrew Company.
Confirming the development on Wednesday, the spokesperson for Mr Mahama, Joyce Bawah Mogtari, said Abronye DC had brought the name of the former President to ignominy with his wild allegations.
She said he (Abronye DC) has consistently made false allegations against the former President on various media channels, including the Net2 Television, and that she had personally advised Mr Mahama to take actions against the many others who have made such wild allegations to stop such irresponsible behaviours.
Commenting on the action of the former President against Abronye DC, the NDC Chief Scribe stated on Okay FM’s ‘Ade Akye Abia’ Morning Show that he is in full agreement with the legal team of the Ex President as it is the responsibility of every good citizen to report people who go contrary to the laws of the land to the police for redress.
“We have laws in this country and so if you think that someone’s behaviour is not in line with the laws of the land and you want the law to work, we have a place to seek redress and so I agree with the lawyers of the former President to report Abronye DC to the CID,” he stated.
In the letter copied to him by the office of the former President, General Mosquito as he is popularly called said, to him, Mr Mahama acted responsibly.
“In this country, every individual has the responsibility to report every crime to the police and if you don’t report and then later something happens, you will be considered as a bad citizen. Therefore, if you see anybody going against the criminal code, it is your responsibility to inform the police about it.
“I totally agree with the lawyers of the former President that they have informed the Police CID about it. But we look forward that the police as we know that they are there for the entire nation and it is also their responsibility to ensure that the criminal laws in the country work effectively, the police will put the law to work,” he implored the CID.