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WATCH: Hailing, bowing, this is how Hopeson Adorye left court

Mr Hopeson Adorye, a prominent member of the Movement for Change, was released from police detention after completing his bail conditions on Thursday afternoon.

Mr Adorye was detained on Tuesday for allegedly detonating explosives in the Volta Region during the 2016 General Elections.

Mr Adorye, a former New Patriotic Party member, and his legal team completed their GHS20,000 bond requirement with two sureties at the Dansoman Circuit Court.

His lawyers declined to talk to the media following his release.

Some Movement for Change supporters who followed him to the Dansoman Circuit Court cheered his release and promised to continue to support him until the issue was resolved.

On May 10, 2024, Mr Adorye stated in a radio interview that he and others planned and detonated explosives to terrify voters in the National Democratic Congress’ strongholds in the Volta Region, allowing the New Patriotic Party to win the elections.

Mr Adorye’s self-confession went viral, prompting calls for his arrest and investigation.

Mr Adorye was reportedly summoned by the police on Wednesday regarding his claims.

When he arrived at the Ministries Police Station in Accra, he was detained and processed for court on Thursday morning.

Mr Adorye was accused of disseminating fake news.

The Dansoman Circuit Court, presided over by Halimah El-Alawa Abdul-Baasit, granted the accused bail in the amount of GHS20,000 with two sureties, one of whom must be justified.

Seven lawyers, lead by Yaw Buaben Asamoa, a member of the Movement for Change’s Legal Team, filed the bail application, claiming that their client would not interfere with the investigations.

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Mr Adorye’s bail term requires him to report to the police once a week.

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