Manager of privately-owned Accra-based radio station Citi FM Samuel Atta-Mensah was picked up by operatives of the state investigative body Bureau of National Investigation (BNI) on November 17, 2014.
The move, MFWA learnt, was as a result of a publication on the website of the radio station–citifmonline.com– about the arrest of a Ghanaian woman for allegedly carrying 12kg of cocaine at the Heathrow Airport.
According to MFWA’s sources, he was denied access to his lawyer whilst there.
After some hours, Attah-Mensah was released. In an interview on his radio station after the release, he said his interrogation only took about three minutes while he spent the rest of the time “chatting” with the BNI operatives.
“I gave them an account of what happened and it took three minutes, and then we used another 45 minutes to one hour talking about everything from football, to alcohol to religion and everything.” Atta-Mensah told listeners.