NPP National Youth Organiser, Henry Nana Boakye (Nana B) has called for the arrest and prosecution of Mensah Thompson, Executive Director of Alliance for Social Equity and Public Accountability (ASEPA) Ghana.
Mensah Thompson had authored a Facebook post over the weekend alleging that children of a relative of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo had used the presidential jet on a 10-day shopping trip to the United Kingdom.
He however, came back to apologise for the claim, admitting it was untrue.
The Ghana Armed Forces in a statement reacting to the issue described the allegation as “untrue, frivolous and without any basis.”
“We additionally wish to state that the said aircraft has not been to Europe for a very long time and this publication is, therefore, a figment of the author’s imagination. The allegations can easily be verified since there is always a task order for the movement of the Ghana Air Force platforms,” the statement added.
Reacting to it Nana B said the ASEPA boss over the period has developed a penchant for “spewing outright lies and false allegations ostensibly to incite the public and endanger lives.”
“On this current issue, he must be subjected to the full rigours of the law to deter him from hiding behind social media to create confusion in the system. We can’t look on for him to always peddle brazen and wicked falsehood and later turn around to say “I am sorry, I apologise for peddling falsehood”. There are laws in this country and he must face it squarely. He must be arrested immediately,” he wrote on his Facebook page.