An Accra Circuit Court has granted a GH¢30,000.00 bail with three sureties to a security man who allegedly verbally abused Fisheries Minister, Elizabeth Afoley Quaye, who is also the Member of Parliament (MP) for Krowor Constituency.
The court, presided over by Hellen Offei, ordered that the sureties should be earning not less than GH¢1,500. a month and they should deposit their identity cards with the Court’s Registry.
The security man, Shadrack Mc Pog, pleaded not guilty to offensive conduct with the intent to provoke breach of peace or by which a breach of the peace is likely to be occasioned.
He will make his next appearance on March 4.
Chief Inspector Emmanuel Ohene Agyei told the court that Mr Richard Adu Owusu is the complainant and an Information Technology Technician and a resident of Addogono, Nungua in Accra.
He said the accused is a security man with BOST and a resident of Martey-Bu, also at Nungua.
He said both the complainant and accused are political activists and are on one political WhatsApp platform which also has other members.
The Prosecution said on February 2, 2020, at about 11:52 hours, the accused person posted on the platform a photograph of a man in addition to an audio which said that the MP for Krowor Constituency, Nungua, a married woman had been having sex with the said man.
The Prosecution said the security man said this in both Twi and Ga languages to affirm the story. The complainant, thus, informed the MP and subsequently made a report to the police.
He said the accused was invited by the police and in his cautioned statement admitted the offence.