Seth Osei-Asiedu, also known as Kwaku Rafiki, has been demanded to be immediately released by the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).
The 25-year-old man was allegedly apprehended by the security services early on Thursday due to an alleged tweet from November 6.
On November 6, Kwaku Rafiki posted on Twitter with the suggestion that because of a recent downgrade by a rating agency, Fitch, customers of commercial banks might not be able to access funds.
The family of the NDC activist’s client still does not know where Seth Asiedu is being held, according to Sammy Gyamfi, the activist’s attorney.
He continued by saying that no warrant had been obtained to search his room.
Kofi Asiedu, Kwaku Rafiki’s father, described the events leading up to his son’s arrest in a distress call to JoyNews.
“Our door was being pounded on, we heard. Arise, Arise! after which we asked, “Who are those people?” We decided to go and take a look because it might have been armed robbers, but they were banging. Even though they were trying to break in, I just asked them who they were and discovered that they were three tough police officers.
“When I asked them what had happened, they responded that they would not speak until we opened the door. We insisted, but when we finally opened it, they just wanted to know where the Itel phone was. We asked, “Which Itel phone,” and they began looking. Later, they came across the Itel phone that belonged to my son in his room, picked it up, and said, “You’re the guy, let’s go.”
“I went with them and requested the warrant. They claimed to be from the National Security and that there was no warrant on file for them.
“They claimed they had taken him to the CID headquarters when we enquired when they brought him to the National Security office… We were attempting to determine the cause, but we only learned that he had posted on social media about problems in the banking industry. We are currently searching for him,” he said.
Since Seth Asiedu’s arrest, #FreeKwaku has become a trending topic on Twitter. Many Ghanaians demanded the young man’s release and criticized the way the young man was taken into custody.
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