The Accra Regional Police Command yesterday said Kwame Baffoe Abronye would face the court today after he had been invited and questioned by the Police.
The Bono Regional Chairman of the NPP has found himself at the wrong side of the law over claims that former President John Mahama was planning to stage a coup in the country.
A statement issued by the Ghana Police Service earlier yesterday said Mr Kwame Baffoe was to report to the Accra Regional Headquarters by 4 pm yesterday, to assist investigation, failure of which he would be arrested.
After he had submitted himself for questioning, the Police issued another statement, saying preliminary investigation had established that his claims against the former President were untrue and likely to occasion a breach of peace.
“In view of this, he has been formally arrested and charged on two counts of publication of false news and offensive conduct conducive to breaches of the peace. He has been detained and will be arraigned before the court tomorrow, Wednesday 16th February,” part of the statement said.
The police administration urged the public to be circumspect in all their dealings, including pronouncements, warning that anyone who falls foul of the law will be taken through the due process of the law.
The NPP regional chairman’s expected appearance in court today comes days after the Police had arrested the lead convener of the #FixTheCountry Movement, Oliver Barker-Vormawor, over alleged threats to stage a coup.
“If this E-levy passes after this cake bullshit, I will do the coup myself. Useless Army!” he posted on Facebook.
Mr Barker-Vormawor was arraigned before court on February 14, charged with a treason felony, and remanded into custody. He is expected to reappear on Monday, February 28, 2022.