Cocaine Saga: I will resist any ‘rambo style’ arrest by BNI – Owusu Bempah

Director of Communication of the National Democratic Party (NDP), Ernest Owusu Bempah Bonsu has threatened to resist any ‘rambo style’ arrest by operatives of the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI).

Speaking on  Adom FM’s Dwaso Nsem Tuesday , the outspoken NDP communicator said he would teach the BNI the way to go about their activities if they try in any way to breach his human right.

Mr. Owusu Bempah and a deputy communications director of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Yaw Adomako Baafi were  nearly arrested  by operatives of the security agency on Monday night after appearing on a late evening political show on Accra-based Peace FM.

According to him, he and his co-panelist were secretly approached by two heavily built men, who claimed to be working for the BNI after the show.

The men, he said, approached him when he attempted opening the driver’s door of his vehicle and claimed the BNI Director wanted to have a word with him.

He was ordered by the suspicious BNI guys to remain calm and obey their instructions.

However, Mr Owusu-Bempah in an attempt to question the operatives created a scene which attracted several workers of the station to his car causing the national security men to abscond.

With the attempt to whisk Owusu Bempah away under the cover of darkness not materializing, the BNI is said to be considering formally inviting him soon.

Though he did not offer any specific reason for his invitation, sources indicate he and the deputy NPP communication director are wanted for interrogation concerning the recent cocaine saga.

Appearing with one Boahene of the NDC, the two discussed at length the on-going cocaine scandal implicating elements within the government on the show.

Show host, Nana Yaw Kesse had a difficult task controlling the panelists as each of them demonstrated clear intention to implicate each other’s political tradition when given the chance to speak.

Ghanaian arrested for drugs at Heathrow
The recent cocaine scandal commenced when a Ghanaian, Nayele Ametefeh was arrested at London’s Heathrow Airport for carrying in her hand luggage 12.5 kg of the illicit drug.

The lady was said to be carrying a Ghanaian passport in addition to an Austrian and ordinary Ghanaian passport.

This claim has been denied by the government with communication minister, Omane-Boamah  daring  the British High Commission in Ghana to come public on such claims.

Various elements within the high echelons of the current administration have also been implicated in the scandal after it emerged Nayele, born Ruby Adu-Gyamfi used the VVIP section of the Kotoka International Airport before boarding the British Airways.

Local BNI Arrests
Owusu-Bempah and Yaw Adomako-Baafi are not the only persons to be invited by the BNI since the arrest of the West African drug baroness.

Managing Director of Accra-based Citi FM, Samuel Atta-Mensah and the Editor of the Daily Graphic, were also invited by the BNI in connection with the same case.

The two media firms published stories on the case which the national security deemed inappropriate.

They were however released following series of radio commentaries and condemnation.

Meanwhile Nayele Ametefe is expected to appear in court on 27th November, 2014 to answer drug-related charges.

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