Prison Officer in court for advertising for gay friends

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Akim Swedru (E/R), Oct. 2, GNA – Daniel Adzibolo, a prison officer who advertised for a gay friend, has been admitted to bail by a circuit court at Akim Swedru.

Adzibolo’s bail condition involved the sum of GH₵5,000 with two sureties.

The accused denied having knowledge of the offence of “impersonation” and would reappear on October 5.

Police Chief Inspector Kwadwo Ahenkorah told the court presided over by Mr Yaw Atta Sampong that the complainant is Reverend David Frimpong Boateng and a witness in the case, Mr Francis Bruce, an Editor of “The Moment”, an Accra-based newspaper, while the accused is a prison officer stationed at Salaga Local Prison.

 Chief Inspector Ahenkorah stated that on April 1, Mr Bruce published on the front page of The Moment newspaper a picture of Rev Frimpong together with five others under a headline “Ghana Gays Exposed” alleging that Rev Frimpong is a gay.

 He said when the write-up came to the notice of Rev Frimpong he lodged a complaint with the Police and investigations revealed that it was Mr Bruce who published the news item.

 Mr Bruce told the police that he got the information from the internet (www.gay.dtanka.com) and led the police to the cafeand saw Adzibolo’s cell phone number.

Chief Inspector Ahenkorah said on May 30 last year the accused admitted during interrogation that he went on a website and furnished it with his particulars and cell phone number and subsequently advertised for gay friends but denied knowledge about how the Reverend Minister’s picture appeared on the website.

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