Man who instigated attack against Akufo-Addo because of "5G/Corona hoax" granted bail

The 24 year-old security man, Bless Amedegbe aka Don Dada Bless, is facing a charge of assault on a public officer as well as False Communication, contrary to Section 76(1) of the Electronic Communication Act, 2008 (Act 775). He instigated the public on social media to burn the house of President Akufo-Addo and also kill police officers enforcing Covid-19 measures has been granted bail in the sum of GHC100,000, with two sureties.

He has, however, denied the offences.

Amedegbe, is said to have taken the action because he believed the global pandemic was a hoax.

Sergeant Sarpong said in April this year, after the President announced the restriction of movement order in the Greater Accra and Greater Kumasi Metropolitan areas, Amedegbe took video shots of himself and circulated same via YouTube and WhatsApp Platforms, inciting the public to defy the President’s Executive Orders on the lockdown.

The Prosecution said the accused described the President’s social distancing directive as a result of the COVID-19 as ‘a hoax’, claiming the President was going to allow telecommunication companies to install 5G network, which would cause deaths.

According to the Prosecutor, he, consequently, incited the public to rise up against the President and set his house ablaze.

Amedegbe, in his self-made video, also incited the public to kill any police officer executing COVID-19 duties.

On May 12, this year, Amedegbe, who was being tracked, was arrested.


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