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Farmer remanded for alleged offensive statement against Chief in Boinso

February 2, 2024
Farmer remanded for alleged offensive statement against Chief in Boinso

Kojo Armoh, a 35-year-old farmer from Boinso in the Aowin Municipality of the Region, has been remanded into police custody by the Enchi District Magistrate Court. Armoh is facing charges of offensive conduct for allegedly making offensive statements about Nana Kojo Meah III, the Chief of Boinso.

Armoh initially pleaded not guilty and was granted bail of GH¢10,000 with one surety. The court had ordered him to visit the chief's palace accompanied by elders to render an unqualified customary apology. However, Detective Chief Inspector Joseph Kwadwo Agyare, leading the prosecution, requested the court to rescind its decision and remand Armoh, a request that the court agreed to.

The accused will re-appear before the court on February 2, 2024. The incident occurred on January 11, 2024, when Armoh was allegedly making an offensive audio recording about the chief at a popular area called “City Office” in Boinso. The witness informed Nana Meah III, who verified the insult, leading to the case being reported to the police.

The audio recordings, made in Brosah language, contained offensive statements about the chief and his elders. Armoh claimed that Nana Meah III had engaged in questionable activities, including bringing illegal miners to a forest reserve and attempting to cut trees, actions that Armoh and some youth objected to.

Armoh posted the audio recordings on a platform created by Boinso residents called “Boinso world,” where community issues are discussed. The case will be further investigated, and Armoh will remain in police custody until his next court

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