Entertainment of Friday, 5 February 2016
Reports that Ghana’s National Security has invited highlife legend Daniel Abrantie Amakye Dede for questioning over the recent Agogo-Fulani violent uprising have been denied by the very person supposedly arrested.
“No one has arrested me and no one has invited me to any National Security or any police station this year over comments I had made on the Agogo crisis. I do not know where the reports are coming from. It is not true,” Amakye Dede told NEWS-ONE in a telephone interview on Thursday.
He continued: “The only time I was asked to help the security people with information was some two years ago. Many of us were invited to explain what exactly our grievances were and I was one of them. But if the Fulanis have started disturbing the people of Agogo again, why should the media throw out stories that I have been arrested by National Security. It is misleading because no one has invited me over this new crisis in recent times.”
Meanwhile news reports on several credible online news sites quoted Amakye Dede to have confirmed the supposed recent invitation by National Security during an interview he granted Adom FM’s Evening News on Wednesday.
Amakye was quoted to have said: “I was invited by National Security and questioned on that… My crime was that I made an appeal that people with guns, bullets, etc should supply us some so we would fight our battle and that led to my invitation by the National Security.”
“I blame no one but the Police Commander who rather protects the Fulani herdsmen more than the indigenes…If care is not taken, we would at a point in time take matters into our own hands and fight our battle… The people of Asante Akyem are peace-loving people but our leniency must not be taken to mean a weakness. …we have men in Asante Akyem Agogo, if anyone cares to know,” he reportedly warned.