Posted: Thursday 20th February 2014 at 5:36 am

Hassan Ayariga arrested over death threats


The 2012 presidential candidate of the People’s National Convention (PNC), Hassan Ayariga, was last Wednesday hauled to the Nima Police Station for allegedly threatening David Apasera, the national treasurer of the party.

The alleged death threats by Mr Ayariga follows the PNC treasurer’s insistence that the presidential

According to Daily Guide, Mr. Ayariga was discharged on bail the same day after he was made to write a statement.

Conditions for his bail, according to the newspaper, are not yet known.

Adams Akane, another party member and former special aide to Hassan Ayariga, had raised issues about a similar disappearance of party funds which he blamed on the 2012 party’s flagbearer.

 Mr Akane’s estimation, however,  was a whopping GH¢1.6 million.

According to Mr. Apasera  he had to drag Mr Ayariga to the Nima Police Station because his persistent inquiry into the disappearance of the party funds was met with threats on telephone and through text messages from the PNC flagbearer, who the party said had refused to account for the campaign cash.

He said on one occasion, Mr. Ayariga called him and threatened to match him ‘boot-for-boot’ and deal ‘with him’.

A text message allegedly sent by Mr. Ayariga to Mr. Akane and forwarded to Mr. Apasera read, “This is not the time to sort out any of you people, I will deal with all of you!”

Mr. Apasera continued, “when I got this other text message, I said this is not a person to joke with because he is quite a dangerous person.. .so I said ‘let me go and tell the Police. So I told the police. I came to the Nima Police Station to report it, so last week they invited us and we met there.”

Mr. Ayariga refused to make any comment about his arrest when DAILY GUIDE put a call through to him on Monday afternoon.

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