Mr Evans Amankwah, the counsel for the youth organiser of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Suame Constituency of the Ashanti Region who has been detained by the police for inciting electoral violence has said his client has no intentions of destabilising the peace of the nation.
Speaking to the media on Wednesday, 8 February 2023, the lawyer revealed that his client had been charged after his statement was taken.
Mr Amankwa said Koampa, popularly called ‘Mosquito’, was supposed to be taken to court but due to the time factor, he will rather be arraigned today, Thursday, 9 February 2023.
Mr Amankwa wants the police to take steps to arrest members of the NPP who have made similar statements as his client, to avoid selective justice.
His client, he said, meant what he said and is not in any way perturbed about it but has no intention of destabilising the peace of the nation as the statement has been misinterpreted.
“We will cooperate with the law, we are not perturbed about the detention of our brother here, he will be in the cell till [Thursday]. He is not worried, he meant what he said, he is not in any way perturbed about it but he has no intention of destabilising the peace of this nation, that is not his intention,” he told the media.
Mr Amankwa added: “He was encouraging the people of Suame constituency to fortify themselves in the 2024 elections because anything can happen, for that matter, they should be prepared to defend themselves, that is exactly what he said.
“So anything apart from that is a misinterpretation of his words in the video.”
The NDC Youth Organiser, who has been charged with offensive conduct, was detained at the Suntreso District police command after turning himself in at the regional police headquarters.
In a viral video he called on NDC supporters to harm and even kill NPP supporters if that will make John Mahama President in 2024.