Fadi Dabboussie’s lawyer speaks out
Lawyer for Mr. Fadi Dabboussie, Mr Hassan Tampuli has spoken on the alleged arrest of his client by the Bureau of National Investigation (BNI).
Fadi Dabboussie, a Ghanaian-Lebanese pilot and author was reportedly arrested by BNI around midday on Friday upon arrival from Lebanon. He was picked up from the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) and driven to the Bureau of National Investigation (BNI) headquarters in Accra.
According to his lawyer, this was on an invitation of the Director of BNI, Yaw Donkor. He also told Joy News that he was denied access to his client when he visited BNI office in Accra.
“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,” Mr. Tampuli said.
Mr Dabboussie is believed to be a critic of President John Mahama’s government and have critique his administration in most of his write-ups. He is also the author of a book titled ‘59 years of Ghana to Nowhere: The future is Now,’ a book said to be critical of President Mahama.
He is also a known sympathizer of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP).
The story of his arrest first broke on social media, where it was claimed that Mr. Dabboussi’s house has been ransacked and all copies of his books taken.
Some opposition NPP sympathizers and human rights activists have condemned the act on social media.