The Police have arrested a 30 year old man suspected to be behind the false terrorist attack on the Accra Mall, a statement from the police has announced.
The suspect who was arrested in his hideout at Offinso in the Ashanti region on November 1, 2017 and is currently in police custody is assisting in investigation, the statement stated further.
It would be recalled that on September 24, 2017 there was a wise circulation on various social media platforms about terrorist attack on the Accra Mall. This created fear and panic and nearly destabilized business activities at the Mall. Thorough investigations conducted by the Police Criminal Investigations Department (CID) led to the arrest of the suspect as the originator of the hoax,’’ the statement said.
The police cautioned the public to desist from the use of prank and also assured all the public that the police have the capacity to fish out persons who circulate false news on social media and other platform in relation to issues that can have national security implications, the statement signed by ACP David Eklu concluded.