Tescon President of Tamale Technical University in the Northern region, Sayiby Afa Yaba has been arrested for alleging that the Regional Minister, Alhaji Saani Alhassan who dressed shabbily to welcome the President Tamale International Airport this week, did not take his bath.
The Minister is however been accused by the NPP supporters in the region for allegedly causing the arrest of their colleague, who doubles as President of Tertiary Students Confederacy (TESCON), Sayibu Ibrahim.
In an interview with the president of the Students Representative Council (SRC), Dauda Gafaru on Radio Tamale’s evening talk show, dubbed – “Be Citizens, Not Spectators”, provided detailed reasons that led to the arrest, stating that the issue has been blown out of proportion.
We were on campus when one police officer led a team to arrest our colleague. From the introduction we thought it was a joke. Only for him to handcuffed and sent to the police station, he told radio Tamale’s Fuseini Safianu.
According to Gafaru, the TESCON president’s arrest had to do with a report by one lady that she was attacked by some unknown individuals over her description of the TESCON president’s comments about the minister’s dress as “nonsense” on a Facebook post made by Radio Tamale 91.7.
The SRC president further revealed that the police officers on duty told them that the arrest had to do with the TESCON president’s comments about the regional minister on the Facebook page of Radio Tamale 91.7 attacking his appearance at the airport while receiving President Akufo-Addo during his visit to the region.
We were asked if it was appropriate to speak the way our colleague wrote about the minister, he stated.
Meanwhile, supporters of the New Patriotic Party across the various social media platforms have started a crusade seeking justice for their comrade with the hashtag – #FreeOurPresident.
In the said photograph, the regional minister is seen wearing slippers with ash Lacoste shirt, appeared to have not been ironed, while leading a delegation to receive the president at the Tamale International Airport on Monday August 8.
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