Trust to see controversial and brave criminal lawyer– Capt Nkrabea Effah Darteh to be handling a case like this…
Representing Omari Wadie who was detained by the BNI in connection with the posting of a doctored sex photo of President Mahama on social media, Capt Nkrabea Effah Darteh has stated that, his client is innocent…
Daily Graphic Reports;
Lawyer for beleaguered NPP constituency chairman, Omari Wadie, who was detained overnight in connection with the posting of a doctored sex photo of President Mahama on social media believes that the case against his client “will end nowhere”.
Capt Nkrabea Effah Darteh is of the belief that his client is absolutely innocent and the suspicion against him is unfounded.
Speaking in an interview on Joy FM, Capt Effah Darteh stated that, “I won’t be surprised if this turns out to be one of those going and coming, going and coming things.”
He was of the conviction that there was not much substance upon which the BNI can use to support the case against Mr
Wadie who was arrested on Monday at the Kotoka International Airport for allegedly posting a doctored sex photo of President Mahama on his Facebook wall.
Mr Omari Wadie was released late afternoon, Tuesday after nearly 40 hours in BNI custody.
Mr Wadie has admitted posting a sex material on Facebook but said he did not know the source of it.
His lawyer, Capt Nkrabea Effah Darteh told Joy FM’s Evans Mensah that he went to the BNI office early Tuesday morning to get access to his client but was asked to come back at 3pm and upon return he was told that his client had been released.
He said he has, however not been briefed by his client but he strongly believed that Mr Wadie “is absolutely innocent.”
In respect to whether or not his client could be charged and prosecuted for libel if investigations point out that he is responsible for doctoring and posting the photograph, Capt Effah Darteh explained that he could be charged and prosecuted if the investigators are able to establish through empirical evidence that notwithstanding what his client is saying there is basis to prosecute him.
I think all persons should leave their political affiliations behind and condemn what Omari Wadie is alleged to have done. If he indeed did it, he must be punished accordingly.
How on earth will you transport the face of your sitting president unto an indecent photo (photoshop), hoping to deceive others to think it is the president caught in that unpleasant state?
Come on, this is absurdity and disrespect at its peak!
I can see President John Mahama requesting a pardon for him, but I will prefer he allows the law to fetch whoever did this the appropriate punishment…
Radio XYZ Reports;
The Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) has arrested a former Chairman Aspirant of the main opposition New Patriotic Party, NPP, Mr. Michael Omari Wadie.
The arrest, according to XYZ News’ sorties was in connection with an apparently doctored sex photo which Mr. Omari Wadie allegedly posted on his Facebook wall to portray President John Mahama as having sex with a woman in an office.
Mr. Wadie who has been in the UK for the past few days was arrested in the dawn of Monday May 27 at the Kotoka International Airport when he touched town.
The main opposition New Patriotic Party’s Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Mr. Kennedy Agyepong confirmed Omari Wadie’s arrest on his personal facebook wall.
Mr. Agyapong wrote that: “MICHAEL OMARI WADIE OF NPP HAS BEEN ARRESTED BY THE BNI. JOIN THE TEAM TO FREE HIM NOW”.
The picture in question was allegedly first posted on Facebook by Mr. Michael Omari Wadie and went viral.
Mr. Omari Wadie reportedly spoke to Radio Gold on Wednesday May 22, 2013 and admitted posting the picture on his Facebook wall.
It is however not clear if he personally doctored the picture.
Editor-in-Chief of the New Crusading Guide Newspaper, Kweku Baako Jnr. Recently described as “dirty” and “crude”, attempts to denigrate the person of President with the doctored picture.
Mr. Mahama’s face has been transposed on the original image of the man in the photo.
Kweku Baako told Metro TV’s Good Morning Ghana current Affairs programme on Thursday May 23, 2013 that: “It’s dirty, crude; crudity of the highest order; I think we ought to stop those things…We’ve done those things to all our past leaders and we continue to present day leaders”.
Mr. Baako Jnr who said he cringed and felt nauseous at the sight of the picture which he described as “so fake” said: “It ought to be investigated”.
“…I can’t stand it…you can’t do that; you can have disagreements – Political disagreements, Ideological disagreements – What we shouldn’t do is this level of character assassination”.
Kweku Baako Jnr. said whoever is responsible for the picture “must be ashamed of himself”.
He also condemned similar pictures circulating on social media websites and in news papers about the 2012 Presidential candidate of the main opposition NPP, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and Ablekuma West Member of Parliament, Ursula Owusu.
Also on the same TV programme was the Executive Secretary of the Free Zones Board, Mr. Kojo Twum Boafo who described the picture as “disgusting”.
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