A district court in Accra presided over by Magistrate Oheneba Kufuor has granted Mr. Mensah Thompson, the Executive Director of policy think tank Alliance for Social Equity and Public Accountability (ASEPA), a bail of fifty thousand Ghana cedis (¢50,000.00).
This comes after the ASEPA boss was detained yesterday in relation to a post he made on Facebook about the usage of the Presidential Jet as filed in our earlier reports.
He was charged with two counts of publication of false news and conduct conducive to the breach of the peace.
However, during today’s proceedings, Mr. Mensah Thompson pleaded not guilty to the two charges levelled against him.
His lawyer, Victor Kwadjoga Adawudu, quickly applied for bail for his client, assuring the court that his client will make himself available to stand trial at material times when he is called upon to do same.
Though the Police Prosecutor, Chief Inspector Teye Okuffo, opposed the bail application by Mr. Mensah Thompson’s lawyer on the grounds that the the ASEPA boss failed to honour an invitation of the police without giving any tangible reason, the judge after examining the arguments from both sides admitted the ASEPA boss to bail in the sum of GHC50,000.00.