Fadi Daboussi, the Ghanaian-Lebanese pilot, author and journalist, who was arrested and detained by the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) has said he was treated well by during the entire period of detention.
“I wasn’t maltreated,” he told Chief Jerry Forson on Accra100.5FM’s breakfast show Ghana Yensom on Monday, 26 September.
According to him, the perception that officials of the BNI are bad people is false. “They are not bad people,” Mr Daboussi said, adding: “…They just did what they had to do.”
Mr Daboussi said his arrest and detention was not in connection with anything bad that he had done. “They just asked me for clarifications on issues, not because I had done anything bad.”
Mr Daboussi, a known critic of President John Mahama and a perceived supporter of Ghana’s main opposition New Patriotic Party and its flag bearer Nana Akufo-Addo was picked up on Friday, 23 September at the Kotoka International Airport right after disembarking from an Egypt Air flight from Lebanon.
Mr Daboussi is the author of ‘59 years of Ghana to Nowhere: The future is Now,’ a book that pushes for a change in leadership in Ghana. National Security officers ransacked his house and seized copies of the book. They were later returned. Mr Daboussi, who said he did not eat for two day while in detention, pleaded with the media to give him some time to rest and replenish his strength.