Police in Accra are investigating a Nigerian professor in Ghana for unsavoury comments he made in a viral video.
Prof. Augustine Uzoma Nwagbara, according to the police, has been “cautioned on the offense of offensive conduct conducive to the breach of peace.”
He has, however, been granted bail.
But the spokesperson of the former President John Mahama’s 2020 Presidential bid, James Agyenim Boateng, has taken a dig at the law enforcers for their action.
James Agyenim Boateng
In a post on Twitter Wednesday, James Agyenim Boateng said: “this is needless and a completed waste of time.”
“At worst, [Prof Nwagbara’s] speech may be unpleasant, not criminal. In any case, he says Nigerians should change the narrative with a superior media campaign…,” Boateng said.
This is needless and a completed waste of time. At worst his speech may be unpleasant, not criminal. In any case, he says Nigerians should change the narrative with a superior media campaign. Wherein lies the criminal offence? https://t.co/ajUPPCnksN— James Agyenim-Boaten (@jagyenim) 19 June 2019
What did Prof Nwagbara say?
The professor, at a meeting of Nigerians, accused the media in Ghana for giving Nigerians a bad name.
To counter this, he proposes that the media in Nigeria comes to Ghana to run documentaries that will dent the image of Ghana.
“Let us use our own media and get back to them… in three days Ghana will respond,” he says.
In another allegation, Prof Nwagbara accused an officer of the Ghana Police of seizing his dumbbells at a checkpoint.
Worse, he alleges that the said officer is not a Ghanaian. “He is a Nigerian,” he said.
The regulations guiding recruitment into the Ghana Police Service say the applicant must be a Ghanaian.
Watch the full video below: