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Dynamite detonation claims: Hopeson Adorye granted GH¢20K bail

Leading member of the Movement for Change Hopeson Adorye has been granted bail by the Dansoman court, with GH¢20,000 being given with two sureties.

Adorye was arrested on Thursday, May 23, 2024, and he later appeared in court.

Adorye was detained following his statements on a radio station in Accra, which have since gone viral, that dynamite explosions occurred in the Volta Region during the 2016 General Elections.

Buaben Asamoa stated that the accusations made against Hopeson Adorye are unjustified and untrue in a statement following the visit.

“Hopeson Adorye is not about to run away from Ghana or from his home because the police intend to charge him with the publication of false information. So to go to the extent of keeping him all day in the police station and bringing him over to the Ministries to detain him, you point fingers backwards at yourself that there is something political at play and it is not fair,” he said.

Hopeson Adorye was arrested on May 10 following an interview he gave to Accra FM, during which he claimed to have been a part of a plot to blow up dynamite in the Volta Region to scare voters in the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) stronghold and open the door for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to win.

He is alleged to have said, “Prior to the elections, we blasted dynamite in parts of the Volta Region, and that scared a number of people. When I finished casting my ballot in Tema, I drove to the Volta Region, and when I asked for the number of people who had voted and the expected number of voters, it turned out people did not come out to vote.”