CID arrests NPP's Osono leader for picketing Asenso-Boakye’s house
The leader of a pro-government group, Elephant Youth Association, Mr Stephen Amoh, alias Osono, has been arrested by the police for unlawful assembly in breach of the Public Order Act.
Mr Amoah led the group to picket the private residence of deputy chief of staff Francis Asenso-Boakye on Wednesday, 27 November 2019 and levelled accusations of embezzlement against him.
The group alleged that Mr Asenso-Boakye owed them and has refused to released funds given to him for onward disbursement to them by President Nana Akufo-Addo.
The group often parades elephant mascots at outdoor events of the NPP, including rallies.
Mr Asenso-Boakye has, however, denied the allegations. He said in a statement that he does not owe any person or group of persons money, nor has the President given him any money for a group of persons which he has withheld, as alleged.
Mr Asenso-Boakye subsequently lodged a complaint with the police.
Osono was arrested by personnel from the Criminal Investigations Department of the Ghana Police Service on Thursday, 28 November 2019 and is expected to be arraigned today, Friday, 29 November 2019