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Fadi Daboussi Find out why the BNI arrested Fadi Daboussi

The Ghanaian-Lebanese pilot and author of "59 Years to Nowhere" was released on Sunday night after he was arrested on Friday at the Kotoka International Airport on his return from Lebanon.

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The lead Counsel of Fadi Daboussi has revealed that his client was arrested over a publication which accused President Mahama of impregnating Otumfuo’s daughter.

Speaking on Accra-based Citi FM Hassan Tampuli said: “Fadi was asked to authenticate a story attributed to him saying the president had impregnated Otumfuo's daughter.”

Tampuli said even though his client has written several articles on ghanaweb, “Fadi wasn't the original author of the articles that are being scrutinised.”

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

He further indicated that despite the fact that Daboussi was not manhandled while in the custody of the BNI he was placed a cell which is “stinky and mosquito-infested.”

Tampuli accused the BNI of misplaced priorities. “The BNI is continuing to major in the minors and minor in the majors. If there's a publication that is critical of you, you can issue a rejoinder, go to court or complain to the NMC.”

READ ALSO: 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.

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.

However, Tampuli said, “the books which were taken by the BNI were brought back yesterday.” 

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