Ghana 1st terrorism charge lands on opposition MP
A Ghanaian member of parliament from the main opposition National Patriotic Party (NPP) has made history by becoming the first person to be charged with terrorism in the country.
Lawmaker Kennedy Agyapong was first charged with treason.
But when he returned to the courtroom on Thursday, a fresh terrorism charge was leveled against him.
State prosecutors allege that the MP committed treason, attempt to commit genocide and terrorism for some comments he made on a local radio station.
What are the implications of such a case for the lawmaker and the state?
WADR’s Accra correspondent Kofi Agyepong has been speaking with a Ghanaian lawyer about the first ever charge of terrorism.
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The Civic Forum Initiative, a Coalition of Civil Society Organizations made his call at a news conference in Accra yesterday.