Once more, the selectiveness and partiality of Ghana’s Police and the Akufo Addo administration have been exposed by their high-handed treatment of Lawrence Asiamah Hanson, alias Bulldog, the Manager of dance hall artiste, Shatta Wale, (Charles Nii Armah Mensah).
Bulldog had on Monday, January 11, 2021, made a conditional statement on live TV that if the Akufo Addo administration does not pay up the locked funds of stranded customers of the Ponzi Menzgold Limited, the president may not complete his term.
“The president would run away, he won’t be able to finish his 4 years, if he refuses to pay the Menzgold customers,” he is quoted to have said on Accra based UTV.
However, despite retracting the statement after he was impressed upon by other guests on the programme, heavily armed men from the supposed National Security Secretariat, stormed him and picked him up.
Whatsup News gathered that Bulldog was made to sleep at the BNI cells and he is currently being processed for court.
The bravado of the security agencies however fades into oblivion when politicians from the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) make far worse remarks threatening the lives of other politicians, including the recent threat by NPP’s Kennedy Agyapong, to burn alive former President John Dramani and some top echelon of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).
Shortly after Ken Agyapong issued that blood-curdling threat, the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the NPP, Bernard Antwi Boasiako (Chairman Wuntumi) issued a similar threat, urging his party militia gang to identify the homes of opposition politicians and burn them to the ground for allegedly being behind the rampant market fires that raged through the country a few weeks ago.
None of these two politicians from the NPP have been issued a hint of caution, nor have they been invited by the Police Service for the criminal threat to the lives of key personalities in the country.
The stooge-like posture of the police administration has further reinforced criticisms that the Akufo Addo administration is using the national security and the Police Service as its personal bodyguards and errand boys.
Bulldog’s fate is but the latest in a string of witch-huntings carried out by the Police Service on people with dissenting opinions of the Akufo Addo-led NPP administration.
Meanwhile, a social media campaign has kicked off to get Bulldog released from police custody.
The campaign on Twitter has seen thousands of users calling for the embattled Bulldog’s immediate release.
Tweeting with the hashtag #FreeBullDogNow, thousands of users have argued on various grounds why Bulldog should be released, with some pointing out selective justice exhibited by the Akufo Addo administration in conjunction with the Police Service.
Other campaigners feel Bulldog had the right to burst out the way he did after the Akufo Addo administration had been directly fingered as the cause of the loss of billions of investments made by customers in the defunct Menzgold.