A man called Simon Ayamga believed to be a post-graduate Emergency Nursing Student from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has been detained by the National Security for allegedly threatening to burn down the Supreme Court.
He reportedly made the chilling threats on social media after he claimed the NDC was being “shortchanged” in the Presidential Election Petition filed by former President John Mahama.
The security agents swooped on him and had been in National Security custody since Wednesday, February 10.
After his arrest, the Tertiary Education Institutions Network (TEIN) of the opposition NDC at KNUST apologised and called for the release of their colleague on the basis that mid-semester exams was less than two weeks away.
His mother whose name was given as Alice Apole, 64, a resident of Bongo in the Upper East Region, reportedly went on hunger strike over the arrest of her son.
The suspect’s senior brother, Daniel Aveam, told Akoma FM in Kumasi yesterday that the family had been refused entry to see their relative in custody, saying “after we heard the arrest, we made it to the National Security headquarters but we were refused to see him.”
He then said “our 64-year-old mother has since been on hunger strike after she heard the arrest of her son by the National Security. Our mum has refused to eat, sometimes we will have to force her before she takes in water and she’s been crying since.”
The suspect’s wife Eunice Adongo, who is said to be a tutor at Sandema Senior High Technical School in the Upper East Region, said “my husband called me with a private number last Friday that he had been arrested and had since been in National Security custody. That was the last time I heard from my husband.”
She said “our first born, who is 12 years old, has seen the story on social media and he has since been questioning the whereabouts of his father,” adding “this makes me uncomfortable and restless. I am pleading on the security operatives to tamper justice with mercy to release my husband.”