The Duplicate Case Docket on the case of Hopeson Adorye has been sent to the Office of the Attorney General for advice, Prosecution Chief Inspector Christopher Wonder told the Circuit Court in Dansoman.

The Court presided over by Her Honour, Halima Abdul El-Lawal Basit, has since adjourned the case July 31, 2024 for further update.

The 54-year-old businessman was on May 23, granted bail by the Dansoman Circuit Court after executing the bail conditions granted him after pleading not guilty to the charge of “Publication of false news.”

He was granted bail in the sum of GHc20, 000 with two sureties with one of the sureties the Court said should be justified.

The professional teacher was arrested following his self-confession that he detonated dynamite in the Volta Region during the 2016 elections.

The Court while granting him bail on May 23 said, the prosecution has available resource to be able conduct their further investigations.

In Court on Thursday, May 23, he was arraigned on charge of “Publication of False News, contrary to Sections 208(1) of the Criminal Offenses Act, 1960, (Act29).”

Hopeson Adorye, the accused person was present.

*Brief facts*

The brief facts of the case as narrated by the prosecution were that, on May 21, 2024, the attention of the police administration was drawn to a video recording that had gone viral on social media involving accused Hopeson Yaovi Adorye.

The Prosecution stated that, in the said video, the accused was seen and heard saying among other things that prior to the 2016 general elections, he took it upon himself to prevent Togolese coming to vote in Ghana.

According to the prosecution, in his statement, which was made on air on May 2, 2024 at Accra FM (100.5) on a show dubbed “The Citizen Show” hosted by Nana Otu Darko, the accused said “he engaged the services of five (5) persons from the Volta Region to throw “dynamites” along the border in Togo in order to scare voters from crossing the border to vote in Ghana during the 2016 general elections.”

It said, on May 22, 2024 the accused was arrested for investigation and in his investigation caution statement, “he admitted the content of the video and claimed that it was not dynamite that was used but rather fire crackers.”

The Prosecution said, investigation is still ongoing.

Source: Inusah