I once used my father’s name to get out of ‘trouble’ but ‘it didn’t work’ – Kennedy Agyapong Jr

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The son of Member of Parliament for Assin North, Kennedy Agyapong Jr has recounted when he used his father’s name to get out of trouble but failed.

The son of Member of Parliament, Kennedy Agyapong is one of the founders of Afrochella, now rebranded as AfroFuture. He has shared how the use of his father’s name did not get him out of an issue he found himself.

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“I remember when I first came to Ghana, in 2014, I was going back [to America] for holidays,” he told Andy Dosty on Accra-based Hitz FM, Tuesday, January 10, 2023. “I had a visa but I didn’t know when they stamp the visa it says ’60 Days’ but then you have to renew it.”

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Kennedy Agyapong Jr thought because he had a five-year visa, he “could go [and] come,” as he pleased.

“So, this is the first time I used his [my father’s] name and it backfired,” he recalled and illustrated with a story at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA), Accra.

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“I was at the airport and the Immigration Officer informed me that my visa had expired. I insisted it said five years but he showed me that the 60 days I had been given had elapsed,” he said.

He disclosed how he got angry and challenged the officer. According to him, for the first time, he used the phrase,  “Do you know who I am?”

When the officer did not budge, “I called Honourable [his politician father],” he demonstrated being on a phone call with his right hand.

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“The officer said [to my father], ‘He overstayed’,” the 33-year-old Kencity Media Limited boss recalled. “I had been in Ghana for one year and there was a penalty and he [the officer] said, ‘It’s US$360, the penalty’.”

Kennedy jr stated that when his father spoke to the officer, he said, “Oh, let him pay the penalty.”

I was thinking he was going bail me out, but, no, no, no, he told me to pay,” he stressed.

“They took the [penalty] money and gave me a receipt and everything, and I was like, ‘Oh, man! It didn’t work,” he laughed.

source: www.ghbase.com


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