Police summons Abronye DC over Mahama coup statement

The Ghana Police Service has invited the Bono Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwame Baffoe, also known as Abronye DC, over claims that former President John Mahama is planning to stage a coup.

In a press statement on Tuesday, 15 February 2022, signed by the Director-General of Public Affairs, DCOP Kwesi Ofori, the law enforcement agency said, “Mr Kwame Baffoe is to report to the Regional Headquarters by 4 pm today to assist the investigation”.

The police said Abronye DC would be arrested if he failed to show up at the Accra Regional Command as publicised.


Meanwhile, the police have assured that it will update the public on the matter “in due course.”

Coup statements and arrest

The invitation comes days after the police arrested a lead convener of the #FixTheCountry Movement, Oliver Barker-Vormawor.

On Wednesday, 9 February, Oliver Barker-Vormawor took to social media to threaten a coup following pictures emerging from the 65th birthday party of the Majority Leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu.

The MP for Suame celebrated his birthday with an ‘E-levy’-designed cake.

A section of Ghanaians, including the #FixTheCountry Movement, have kicked against the proposed 1.75% Electronic Transaction Levy (E-levy).

Infuriated by the celebrations, Mr Barker-Vormawor took to social media to pour out his reactions.

“If this E-levy passes after this cake bullshit, I will do the coup myself. Useless Army!” he posted on Facebook.

He was later arrested and charged with treason felony.

He was arraigned on 14 February and remanded into police custody to reappear on Monday, 28 February.


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