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26 September 2016

#FreeFadiNow: Mahama govt told

A deluge of flak has been unfurled against the government of President John Mahama on Twitter and Facebook over the arrest and detention of Ghanaian-Lebanese pilot, journalist and author, Fadi Daboussi, by Ghana’s Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) upon his arrival at the Kotoka International Airport on Friday, 23 September.


Mr Daboussi, a known critic of Mr Mahama and a perceived supporter of Ghana’s main opposition New Patriotic Party and its flag bearer Nana Akufo-Addo landed in Ghana from Lebanon.

Fadi Daboussi is the author of ‘59 years of Ghana to Nowhere: The future is Now,’ a book that pushes for a change in leadership in Ghana. Mr Daboussi’s lawyer, Hassan Tampuli, told Accra-based Joy FM that his client was detained by the BNI upon an invitation by the Director of BNI, Yaw Donkor.

“I have been to the office of the BNI and I was denied access to him. I was told the officer responsible for the case was not in the office and that I can only have access to him on Monday,” Mr Tampuli said.

Daboussi’s arrest has sparked a firestorm on Twitter and Facebook through the hashtag #FreeFadiNow with some critics accusing the Mahama administration of intolerance. His home was ransacked by the BNI and several copies of his book were seized.

Here are some of the comments on Twitter in connection with Fadi Daboussi’s arrest and detention:



Source: ClassFMonline.com

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