Power FM’s Oheneba Sentenced To Jail Over Claims Against Akufo-Addo, Judges
Oheneba Boamah Bennie, a Power FM presenter, has been imprisoned for his allegations against President Akufo-Addo and Ghanaian judges.
According to Radioxyzonline.com, the maverick broadcaster was sentenced to 14 days in prison by the High Court in Accra on Tuesday after being charged with contempt by the Attorney General.
The broadcaster was also fined GHS 3000 by the court, which was presided over by Justice Elfreda Dankyi.
Justice Elfreda Dankyi ruled that Oheneba Boamah was convicted of the charge leveled against him and that the sentence was lenient.
When counsel for Boamah, Victor Kojoga Adawudu, asked the court to be philanthropic, the Justice stated, “I have been magnanimous.”
On December 2020, the A-G took Bennie to court for contempt of court.
Following the Electoral Commission’s (EC) pronouncement of President Akufo-Addo as the President-elect, Bennie allegedly posted a video on his Facebook wall saying that President Akufo-Addo had met with eight Supreme Court justices, led by the Chief Justice, and influenced them.
He said that the President utilized the ostensible meeting to sway the justices of the Supreme Court to find in his favor if any election petition disputing his re-election as declared by the EC was filed.
He allegedly declared in the video that Ghanaians would not allow the Supreme Court justices to ruin the country and pushed the military to execute a coup d’etat.