Kwabena Bobie Ansah (Credit: Bra John)

The Police has explained that the Accra FM presenter who was arrested on Thursday night was over an alleged publication of false news and offensive conduct.

According to the Police, Kwabena Bobbie Ansah’s arrest “became necessary after he turned down several invitations from the Police to him and others involved in the case to assist with investigations.”

They further stated that the Accra Regional Police Command will issue a full statement on the matter in due course.

The producer of the Citizen Show, which the presenter hosts, said Mr Kwabena Bobbie Ansah was picked up by persons purported to be National Security operatives on Thursday.

Until Friday Morning, it was unclear what occasioned the arrest which ensued around the radio station’s premises after his political talk show ended at about 10 pm.

Sources said the journalist was sent to the Nima Police Station after his arrest.

Some supporters of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) had massed up at the Police station demanding that the journalist be released.

Joy News’ checks revealed that he was later moved to the Police Headquarters in Accra.

His arrest brings to three the number of journalists arrested by security officials this year.