Police arrest 42-year-old man for insulting Ashanti Regional Minister

A 42-year-old man identified as Dominic Adu Boi is currently in the grips of the Ghana Police Service for hurling insults at the Ashanti Regional Minister.

The Minister was in Ntobroso in the Atwima Mponua District to inspect some ongoing road projects.

The Minister had tried to persuade some cocoa farmers in the community from drying their beans on the newly constructed road as it could cause accidents and destroy the road.

Adu Boi shouted at the Minister and said the farmers would not remove the cocoa beans because the road was not an illegal mining pit, and that, even if they removed them, they would bring them back after the Minister had left the place.

Mr. Osei Mensah, in a jovial mood, said if he joked, he would cause his arrest.

This infuriated Adu Boi, who insulted the Minister and said he could not arrest him and if even he was arrested, he would be released back to the community to insult him again.

The Minister became angry and ordered his bodyguards to whisk him away.