Arrest Thompson Mensah of ASEPA now; Fake news is punishable under Ghanaian Law – Nana-B

Henry Nana Boakye Nana-B and Thompson Mensah of ASEPA
Henry Nana Boakye Nana-B and Thompson Mensah of ASEPA

The National Youth Organizer of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) Mr. Henry Nana Boakye popularly known as Nana-B is calling on the Law enforcement agencies especially the Ghana Police Service to immediately arrest Mr. Thompson Mensah of ASEPA.

Nana-B believes that, the Executive Director of Alliance for Social Equity and Public Accountability (ASEPA), Mensah Thompson has published fake news hence must be arrested since his action for publishing fake news is punishable under the Law.

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The Executive Director of Alliance for Social Equity and Public Accountability (ASEPA) has apologized to the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) for wrongly stating that the Presidential aircraft of the Ghana Air Force was used by relatives of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for a shopping trip to the United Kingdom between 20th to 30th December, 2021.

Mr. Henry Nana Boakye (Nana-B) said, it does appear that Mr. Thompson from ASEPA has the penchant of spewing outright lies and false allegations ostensibly to incite the public and endanger lives. He persist in doing that, brazenly, because he always get away with it regardless of the magnitude of such evil lies he peddle.

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He explained that, on this current issue, he must be subjected to the full rigors of the law to deter him from hiding behind social media to create confusion in the system. “We can’t look on for him to always peddle brazen and wicked falsehood and later turn around to say “I am sorry, I apologise for peddling falsehood”. There are laws in this country and he must face it squarely. He must be arrested immediately.”

Backing the arrest of Thompson Mensah, he said, Section 76, Electronic Communications Act, 2008 (Act 775) said;

(1) A person who by means of electronic communications service, knowingly sends a communication which is false or misleading and likely to prejudice the efficiency of life saving service or to endanger the safety of any person, … commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine of not more than [thirty six thousand Ghana Cedis] or to a term of imprisonment of not more than five years or both.

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(2) A person is taken to know that a communication is false or misleading if that person did not take reasonable steps to find out whether the communication was false, misleading, reckless or fraudulent.



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