Friday, 19 July

Amenfi East NPP PC released by police after viral video controversy

General News
Ernest Frimpong

The New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) 2024 Parliamentary Candidate for Amenfi East Constituency, Ernest Frimpong, has been released by the Tarkwa Police Command in the Western Region.

Mr. Frimpong was released on Wednesday evening after the police took a statement from him regarding his comments in a video that has gone viral.

The candidate was arrested following the circulation of a video in which he appeared to urge miners to retaliate against police officers and soldiers who attempt to extort money from them.

Ernest Frimpong has denied the allegations, asserting that he did not endorse illegal mining or encourage miners to fight military personnel.

He claimed that his remarks were taken out of context from a two-hour engagement with artisanal small-scale miners and emphasized that his intentions were misrepresented.

Source: Classfmonline.com