An Accra Circuit Court has adjourned to February 23, the case of Lawrence Nana Asiamah Hanson, aka Bulldog, who is accused of threatening President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in a video recording.
Hanson, an artist manager, on a United Television (UTV) programme was quoted as saying, “the President will not finish his tenure and that he will run away if he failed to pay customers of Menzgold their deposits.”
Charged with “offensive conduct conducive to breach of peace,” Hanson pleaded not guilty and is on GH¢70, 000.00 bail.
At Thursday’s sittings, the court ordered the prosecution to serve Bulldog with disclosures to facilitate a case management conference. Prosecuting, Chief Inspector Simon Apiorsornu said on January 11, this year, the police intercepted a video recording on United Television.
He said in the video, the accused was seen and heard saying,
The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will not finish his term in office and that he will run away if he failed to pay the deposits of Menzgold customers.
The prosecution said on January 12, this year, accused was handed over to the police by the National Intelligence Bureau for further investigations.
According to the prosecutor, during interrogation, Bulldog admitted to having made such comments in the said video when same was played to him. The prosecution said Hanson further explained that during the show, an argument ensued between the guests on the programme and that he made that statement in jest and had no ill motive behind same. The prosecution said investigations were ongoing.