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They pointed guns at my head and warned me never to speak about Akufo-Addo again – Bongo Idea

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A serial troll on social media, Albert Nat Hyde, also known as Bongo Ideas, has shared details about a recent incident involving alleged abduction and mistreatment.

Weeks ago, Bongo Ideas found himself at the center of attention when reports surfaced of his arrest by state security agents. However, both the police and national security later issued statements denying his custody.

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Shortly after, Bongo Ideas resurfaced, reportedly in a deteriorated state, after being returned home.

In his first interview since the incident, he spoke with German broadcaster DW Africa about his ordeal, attributing it to individuals claiming to be police officers.

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According to Bongo Ideas, the events unfolded in the early hours of March 14, 2024, when individuals posing as law enforcement officers forcibly entered his room, threatened him with firearms, and physically assaulted him.

“On 14th March 2024, around 3 am, some men masquerading as policemen entered my room and dragged me out. I was threatened to be killed where pistols were pointed to my head and I was told to say my last prayers.

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“They beat me up and all and they warned me never to speak about the president,” he told DW News.

He recounted being coerced into silence regarding the president under threat of death.

The news of Bongo Ideas’ treatment sparked mixed reactions on social media.

While some attributed the ordeal to his own actions, the majority expressed concern over the use of intimidation tactics against a citizen.

Supporters of Bongo Ideas called for democratic means to address any grievances rather than resorting to clandestine methods.

The incident has reignited discussions about freedom of expression and the rule of law in Ghana, drawing attention to the delicate balance between protecting citizens’ rights and maintaining social order.

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