A research assistant at the office of the late former president Jerry John Rawlings identified as Babara has been up by the Bureau of National Investigations following his death.
This was confirmed by someone close to the family of the president, Dela Coffie on his Facebook page. He was reacting to an earlier news that two of his aides were picked up. He said that news was false and the public should disregard it.
Read his rejoinder below:
Re: Two aides of ex-president Rawlings reportedly picked up by BNI
There is a report in the media indicating that two AIDES of ex-president Rawlings have been picked up by the BNI.
This story qualifies as half-truth and outright misrepresentation.
While I am able to confirm that one person- Barbara was picked up and released later in the day, there’s no such arrest of Thelma as the report suggests.
Again, the two are NOT AIDES to former President Rawlings. Barbara works as a research assistant at the office of the former president.
Whoever is behind this misleading media reportage ought to know better. These are difficult times, and families are mourning.
I am putting out this rejoinder as someone familiar with the situation at the office.