The Bureau of National Investigation (BNI) has detained Kwame Gyebi, a resident of Dzowulu in Accra for an alleged knowledge of a plot to assassinate President Mahama. He was arrested last Thursday, February 25, 2016 by the police upon a tip off after he was overheard confidently saying the President will drop dead while delivering his speech on March 6 during the usual parade of school children to mark the 59th Independence Anniversary of Ghana.
This comes up exactly seven months after a 36 year-old man, Charles Antwi, was arrested during Sunday church service at the Ringway Gospel Centre of the Assemblies of God church with a loaded gun. The church is where the President worships every week. Accra Psychiatric Hospital later declared that the gun man was not of sound mind and has since then been treating him.
Mr. Gyebi, the current suspect, is said to have displayed confidence and certainty when he was making the declaration that the President will drop dead on Independence Day. The police after initial investigations handed him over to the Bureau of National Investigation (BNI). He is currently in their custody.
The BNI is currently ascertaining the threat level to know if the man is working alone. Kuulpeeps will keep you updated.