My Experience in NIB Prison - Bullgod
Artiste manager, Bullgod, narrates his experience during his recent detainment by the National Intelligence Bureau
Bullgod has detailed his experience at the quarters of the National Intelligence Bureau.
He earlier confirmed that he had been detained in one of the toughest cells in Ghana on Jan 17, 2021, after his arrest was earlier rumored.
Per his words, he was picked up by the National Investigative Bureau (NIB) for "interrogation".
This happened after he claimed that that President Akufo-Addo will run away and will not finish his second term on Accra-based UTV.
Since then, he has been realizing epistles on the nature of the incident.
Now, he has made a third one to recount his treatment at the hands of the intelligence officers.
According to him, he was in the walls of the detention room where he was kept, he pondered over Ghana’s Constitution that gave rights to citizens to express themselves without fear.
Read his full post below.
◄ Chapter Three ►
Slamming the steel door, choked off fresh air blowing into the cells — and was left in its aboriginal climate — searing.
Quiet a huge cell it was, an antechamber and two extra cells — two separate toilets and a bathroom — it held a sink on the wall with flowing water.
I was fortunate to have had a cell house to myself — ordinarily, most holding cells are squalid and overcrowded.
It was in a clean state but needed renovations — ceilings were worn out and the old soiled paint job came off in flakes.
Within moments, it became muggy, I felt sticky and broke into a sweat — I took a cold shower to help with acclimatization.
“God is here” — “In your hands O Lord” — are but a few of the inscriptions etched in the grimy and smudgy walls — a wall of record for earlier occupants and an inspirational screen to fresh inmates.
In my view were two single-size mattresses, one in each corner of the cell. Neatly piled on one of them were the holy books — Bible and Quran.
It was the first time I had held the Holy Quran in my hands, intriguing and impressive layout — I picked up the Gideons Bible and opened to a folded page to read: the 35th psalm of the Book of Psalms.
In solitary confinement — the long night was characterized by reflective thinking.
I thought long and hard about freedom of speech and what the constitution of Ghana had to say:
GENERAL FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS
(1) All persons shall have the right to—
(a) freedom of speech and expression, which shall include freedom of the press and other media.
I pondered over my earlier arrest, denial of a phone call, and subsequent internment, I concluded it won’t be for long — the law allows a period of forty-eight to seventy-two hours for detention — then an arraignment before a court of competent jurisdiction.
I conjectured on which charges will be proffered after interrogations.
My sleep that night was in fit and starts.
Sincere gratitude to the head of the counter office and his able assistant for their warm reception and admittance — their kind courtesies and quaint interaction made my brief stopover at the National Intelligence Bureau seemingly cosy.
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