Citi FM boss released by BNI


The Chief Executive Officer of Citi FM, Samuel Attah-Mensah has been released by the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) after being detained for several hours.

He was invited by the national security agency for questioning over an on online publication on citifmonline.com about the arrest of a Ghanaian woman in the UK for possessing cocaine weighing 12kg.

Speaking after his release, Mr. Attah-Mensah said his interrogation only took about three minutes while he chatted with the BNI operatives on different issues including football, development issues, religion among others.

 
“I gave them an account of what happened and it took three minutes, and then we used another 45 minutes to one hour talking about everything from football, to alcohol to religion and everything.”

Early on, he was denied access to his lawyers.
He explained that “I insisted on going with my lawyer and it only turns out that my lawyer came in late so when I got there, I parked my car and went in there. At the time that we were leaving, I realized that my lawyer was there but they refused to allow the lawyer to go with me.”

He said they explained that he did not need to come along with his lawyer, “the reason they gave was that it wasn’t required because they were not going to have any interrogations per say.”

“We had an initial back and forth for about 10 minutes but they still did not allow my lawyer. I told them that if they kept me for more than an hour, they will create their own news out there. So it will be in their interest to do the interrogation as quickly as they can so I go my way,” he said.

The Chief Executive Officer of Citi FM, Samuel Attah-Mensah has been released by the Bureau of National Investigation (BNI).

This was after he was invited by the National Security Agency for questioning over an on online publication on citifmonline.com about the arrest of a Ghanaian woman who was arrested in the UK for possessing cocaine weighing 12kg.

Speaking after his release, Mr. Attah-Mensah said his interrogation only took about three minutes while he chatted with the BNI operatives on different issues including football, development issues, religion among others.

“I gave them an account of what happened and it took three minutes, and then we used another 45 minutes to one hour talking about everything from football, to alcohol to religion and everything.”

Early on, he was denied access to his lawyers.
He explained that “I insisted on going with my lawyer and it only turns out that my lawyer came in late so when I got there, I parked my car and went in there. At the time that we were leaving, I realized that my lawyer was there but they refused to allow the lawyer to go with me.”

He said they explained that he did not need to come along with his lawyer, “the reason they gave was that it wasn’t required because they were not going to have any interrogations per say.”

“We had an initial back and forth for about 10 minutes but they still did not allow my lawyer. I told them that if they kept me for more than an hour, they will create their own news out there. So it will be in their interest to do the interrogation as quickly as they can so I go my way,” he said. – See more at: http://www.citifmonline.com/2014/11/17/citi-fm-boss-released/#sthash.D3JYKkt6.dpuf

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