The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Youth Organizer for the Suame constituency in the Ashanti region, Razak Koampa Avoliya, has been granted a GH¢50,000 bail by the Asokwa District Court.
The Ashanti Regional Executive of the NDC on Wednesday, February 8, 2023, handed him over to the police after he was declared wanted for what the police described as an act of inciting political violence when the youth organizer was seen in a viral video urging the youth in Suame to resort to violent means if necessary to make sure the NDC comes to power in 2024.
The youth organizer was remanded in police custody when he was arraigned at the District Court presided over by Fred Obikyere on the charge of offensive conduct, conducive to breaches of peace of the state.
Meanwhile, the lawyer for Razak Avoliya, Mr. Evans Amankwah, said “my client meant what he said.”
“He 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”.
On Tuesday, an application for bail by counsel for Avoliya was granted by the court.
Razak Avoliya was granted bail with two sureties and is expected to reappear on March 9, 2023.