ASEPA Boss Granted GHc50,000 Bail
Mensah Thompson, the Executive Director of the Alliance for Social Equity and Public Accountability (ASEPA), was granted GHc50,000 bail with two sureties.
He did so after pleading not guilty to two charges: false news publication and offensive conduct conducive to a breach of the peace.
Mr. Thompson, who arrived in a taxi and was handcuffed, must provide two sureties and report to the case investigator twice a week as part of his bail conditions.
Inspector Teye Okufo, the prosecution, had requested that the accused be remanded for two weeks for further investigation.
Victor Kwadjoga Adawudu, the accused’s lawyer, claimed that the accused retracted and apologized as soon as he learned his source had mislead him.
The case was adjourned to March 14, 2022, by the court presided over by Oheneba Kuffour.
He was apprehended by authorities on February 9 for remarks he made about the President’s family members allegedly using the presidential jet.