Counsel for the Suame National Democratic Congress youth organizer, Mr. Evans Amankwah has said his client, Razak Avoliya meant whatever he said which resulted in his arrest.
Razak Avoliya was seen and heard in a viral video in Suame in the Ashanti region inciting the youth and NDC members at Suame to resort to violence if necessary to gain power in the 2024 general elections.
The Police upon seeing the video issued the NDC youth organizer wanted for his comments.
However, Razak reported himself to the Central Police Command in Kumasi in the company of his lawyer, some regional party executives, and sympathizers.
Lawyer for the Suame youth organizer, Mr. Evans Amankwah on Wednesday, February 8 said: “They charged him with offensive conduct and we were to go to court but unfortunately, after the statement, we realized that time has far been spent so we agreed to go to court on Thursday”.
“We will cooperate with the law, we are not perturbed about the detention of our brother here, he will be in the cell till Thursday.
“He is not worried, he meant what he said, he is not in any way perturbed about it but he has no intention of destabilizing the peace of this nation, that is not his intention’, the lawyer said
He added that “my client was encouraging the people of Suame constituency to fortify themselves in the 2024 elections because anything can happen, for that matter, they should be prepared to defend themselves so anything apart from that is a misinterpretation of his words in the video”, he concluded.
Meanwhile, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) is asking the police to immediately prosecute Razak Avoliya.
“We believe that the statement that the youth organizer made was not in isolation, nor he misspoke. He is clear-eyed about what he was saying. His remarks reflect the culture and ethos of the NDC. We expect the police and the court to bring him to justice very quickly to deter others who might be harbouring such violent and delinquent thoughts in the NDC”, the NPP’s Director of Communications, Richard Ahiagbah said.
The NDC Suame youth organizer is in Police custody and is expected to appear before court today Thursday, February 9 to face justice.