NDC fumes over arrest of Small Scale mining boss

The opposition National Democratic Congress has expressed concerns over the arrest of the President of the Concerned Small Scale Miners Association.

Michael Kwadwo Peprah was reportedly picked up from his home in Kumasi and sent to Accra after a facebook post.

In a statement the NDC said the arrest is part of attempt by government to gag the suspect from exposing wrongdoings in the mining sector.

“The NDC condemns this shameful act, which is part of a desperate scheme by the oppressive and despotic Akufo Addo-government to intimidate, harass and silence critical voices ahead of the 2020 general elections,” the statement said.

The statement also said the suspect has been allowed to speak to his lawyers.

Below are details of the NDC statement by the NDC

The National Democratic Congress, has just learnt of the arrest and detention of the President of the Concerned Small Scale Miners Association, Michael Kwadwo Peprah for a post he made on his Facebook wall, ahead of the Association’s planned press conference to expose the Akufo Addo-government on mining related issues.

Michael Kwadwo Peprah was arrested in the Ashanti region last night and is currently at the Central Police Station in Kumasi waiting to be transported to Accra, on the orders of the Environment Minister and Chief “Galamsey” promoter, Professor Frimpong Boateng.

The NDC condemns this shameful act, which is part of a desperate scheme by the oppressive and despotic Akufo Addo-government to intimidate, harass and silence critical voices ahead of the 2020 general elections.

We are reliably informed, that as we speak, Michael Kwadwo Peprah has not been given access to his lawyers by the Police. We humbly entreat the media and CSOs to follow this matter and give it the attention it deserves.

Let’s us speak up against the culture of oppression and tyranny being supervised by President Akufo Addo, because injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
#IstandWithMichaelKwadwoPeprah

SAMMY GYAMFI ESQ.
National Communication Officer, NDC

Source:Ghana/Starrfm.com.gh/103.5fm

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