Simon Awini Ayamga, 33, issued the threat in a WhatsApp group chat about the pending Supreme Court ruling on whether Electoral Commission Chair, Jean Mensa should mount the witness box or not.
The suspect was picked up by a joint team of Police and Intelligence operatives from Accra. National Security sources told ABC News that upon further interrogation, they realized the suspect was an active member of the WhatsApp political platform, Politics and Governance.
His exact words were “Then we will burn down that place call [sic] the Supreme Court…They dare not say Jean Mensah should not enter the witness box.”
The Supreme Court will on Thursday, February 11, 2021, rule on whether the EC Chair should mount a witness box and testify. This follows the decision of the two respondents in the ongoing election petition hearing not to call any witness because “we believe the petitioner has not been able to provide evidence to justify the reliefs he is seeking from the court.”
But counsel for the petitioner, Tsatsu Tsikata presented a litany of precedents, law reports, laws and earlier events during the hearing to buttress his demand on the EC to mount the Witness box and testimony.
He was arrested at Caesar Hostel, Ayeduase New Site in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region on the evening of Wednesday, February 10, 2021, at about 6 pm.