A 33-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly making a statement that President John Dramani Mahama will fall during this year’s Independence Day parade.
The suspect, Kwame Gyebi was alleged to have made that comment at a drinking bar at Dzorwulu, in Accra and was reported to the police by witnesses.
According to a highly-placed source at the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI), Gyebi was said to have boasted he knew what he was referring to and dared anyone to mark his words.
“People who overheard him reported him to the Airport Police who later handed him over to us.
He occasionally referred to the President as “John” while speaking,” the source said.
According to the BNI source, its unit was currently investigating the motive of Gyebi.
“We are also running a few security checks because of the security implications of the suspect’s statement.
We cannot take anything for granted,” the BNI source noted.
This year’s Independence Day parade will be organised at the Independence Square on Sunday, March 6, 2016.
The President, ministers of state,personnel of the security services, school children, members of the diplomatic corps, trade unions and the general public are expected to be present at the ceremony.