Fadi Daboussi BNI grants Fadi Daboussi bail

The Ghanaian-Lebanese pilot, and author of "59 Years to Nowhere" and an ardent supporter of Nana Akufo-Addo was arrested on Friday at the Kotoka International Airport after a trip from Lebanon.

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The Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) has released the New Patriotic Party Sympathiser who was arrested on last Friday.

According to Accra-based Citi FM the lead counsel for Daboussi, Hassan Tampuli said his client was granted a self-recognisance bail by the BNI.

In a statement signed by Hassan Tampuli, he said Daboussi was released “earlier than the midnight ultimatum we gave to the Bureau of National Investigation.”

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“Whilst it is good to hear, it does not exonerate the BNI from such avoidable abuse of power and breach of fundamental human rights of people,” he added.

The Ghanaian-Lebanese pilot, and author of "59 Years to Nowhere" and an ardent supporter of Nana Akufo-Addo was arrested on Friday at the Kotoka International Airport after a trip from Lebanon.

His lawyer, Hassan Tampuli said he was driven to the BNI headquarters in Accra after he was picked up at the airport.

His home, according to activists who alerted the world about his arrest on social media, was ransacked and copies of his books taken.

READ ALSO: Fadi Dabboussi denied access to a lawyer by BNI

“I have been to the office of the BNI and I was denied access to him. I was told the officer responsible for the case was not in the office and that I can only have access to him on Monday,” Tampuli told Joy FM Saturday.

He said his client is a law-abiding citizen, saying he has not broken any law.

The arrest of Fadi Dabboussi comes after president John Mahama addressed the UN General Assembly on Wednesday where he touted the country's media freedom, alluding to the fact that 27 million Ghanaians use the media to coach him how he should govern.

Below is the full statement

We have taken notice of the release of Mr Fadi Dabbousi from BNI cells a short while ago, earlier than the midnight ultimatum we gave to the Bureau of National Investigation.

Whilst it is good to hear, it does not exonerate the BNI from such avoidable abuse of power and breach of fundamental human rights of people.

The BNI has a lot to learn, that is if they have not deliberately refused to acquaint themselves with proper legal procedures, rule of law and dignity for the rights of people.

We thank all and sundry for the readiness you showed to mass up at the headquarters of the BNI should they have not released him.

God bless you all.

Signed.

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