Citi Fm Boss Arrested  


Samuel Attah-Mensah
The Chief Executive Officer of Accra-based Citi FM , Samuel Attah-Mensah, was yesterday arrested by officials of the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI).

The reason for his arrest was unknown but sources said it was in connection with a publication by citifmonline.com about the arrest in the United Kingdom of a Ghanaian lady who supposedly carried a diplomatic passport.

The suspected Ghanaian drug dealer, Nayele Ametefeh, aka Ruby Adu-Gyamfi, was arrested in London last week and the station carried the story on its online platform – citifmonline.com —on Sunday.

Private legal practitioner, Egbert Faibille Jnr., confirmed the arrest of Mr Atta Mensah, popularly called Samens.

He said he and another lawyer were yet to see the manager of the radio station.

Mr Faibille said Samens had been denied his right to see his lawyers.

He said whilst his car was parked at the headquarters of the BNI, the man himself was bundled into a security vehicle and sent to an unknown location.

His protests that he wanted to see his lawyers were ignored, Egbert told the media yesterday.

In an interview on Citi FM after he was released yesterday, Samens noted: ‘I did not know what they (BNI) specifically wanted.

‘It took three to four minutes and we were done. The rest, we talked about football, alcohol, development of Ghana, etc. We shook hands and I left,’ he narrated.

He disclosed that what was of interest to the BNI officials was the angle of the story that the lady carried a diplomatic passport, adding that the matter could have been discussed over the phone in order to avoid the media frenzy that was created following his arrest.

‘I told them (BNI) they are their own enemies. You kept me incommunicado for five hours only to speak to me for three, four minutes.’

Samens, who was invited by BNI on Monday, went to the outfit with his lawyer, Nii Apatu Plange, but the latter was not allowed to join him for the interrogation.

In an earlier interaction with a source, Samens said a BNI operative visited his office in the morning with a message that the director wanted to see him.

The Citi FM boss said because of other pressing issues that needed his attention at the office, he demanded the director’s number so that he could call him on phone but the request was turned down.

He therefore went there with Nii Apatu Plange but was told at the gate that his name was not on their guest list.

He returned to the office at Adabraka only for the officer, who conveyed the invitation to him, to call back apologising for the mix up.

At about 3:30pm, he took off to the BNI headquarters again with his lawyer only to be detained for about five hours.

The publication online suggested a Ghanaian woman had been arrested by security operatives at the Heathrow Airport in London for possessing cocaine weighing 12kg.

The 32-year-old lady, whose name was given as Nayele Ametefeh, also known as Ruby Adu-Gyamfi, holds a Ghanaian passport and an Austrian citizenship.

She was busted in London even though she went through immigration procedures at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra with cocaine worth $5 million.

Citifmonline.com got confirmation of the arrest from the Home Office in the UK before going ahead with the publication.

A DAILY GUIDE Report

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