Kwadwo Amakye, a 20-year-old man who was arrested over the weekend for allegedly defacing mobile telecom giant, Vodafone Ghana’s top-up card is being processed for court, the Airport Police has said.
According to the Commander in charge of the Airport Police, Chief Superintendent Yao Tettehgah, no official information has been received from Vodafone Ghana to drop charges against Mr. Amakye who faces two charges of forgery of document and the publication of false news.
Rumours on social media suggested the telco had dropped charges and subsequently caused the release of the accused but SP Tettehgah said nothing of the sought had happened.
“As at now we are still going on with the case until otherwise. We have not had an indication of settlement so we are still with the case” he said.
He said Kwadwo Amakye is still in the custody of the police and is being processed for court.
He added that, the case could be settled amicably but that was for the company to decide.
Vodafone Ghana caused the arrest of Kwadwo Amakye after he edited a photo of the company’s top up scratch card and added an insulting inscription; “Kwasia wop3 sika adi.”
He is reported to have admitted his action but said he did so to create amusement on social media and had no intention of defaming Vodafone.
However, Vodafone said the development has marred the brand’s image and it is difficult to quantify the loss.