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The family of Simon Ayamga, the 33-year-old nurse who was arrested by operatives of the National Security for allegedly threatening to burn down the Supreme Court is on a hunger strike.

Children of the embattled nurse are said to have refused to eat since the arrest of their father.

Wife of Simon Ayamga, Madam Eunice Adongo, in an interview narrated how it is becoming difficult caring for the hunger-strike children as she pleads on the state for clemency.

“The children have refused to eat. They keep asking to know the whereabouts of their father…I am pleading for clemency. I only spoke to him once since his arrest where he disclosed to me that he is being held at the national headquarters of the national security” the wife wept uncontrollably as she narrated the ordeal.

Meanwhile, Simon’s father, said to be battling a fractured leg, is also reported to be progressing poorly in prognosis and his aged mother is also said to be going through a psychological trauma on hearing about their son’s arrest and detention.

Mr Ayamga, currently a postgraduate student in Nursing at the Kwame University of Science and Technology (KNUST) was arrested by state security officials after he was accused of making a statement tantamount to a contempt of court relative to the ongoing election petition.

He allegedly posted a message in a WhatsApp group called Politics and Governance, threatening to burn down the Supreme Court if they refuse to compel Electoral Commission Chair, Jean Mensah to mount the witness box and testify.

National Security sources told ABC News he admitted to making the comments and also to meeting with like minded people to plan an execution of the threat.

His wife said she was very surprised about his arrest because “he has no such character of threats”.

His lawyers say they have difficulties locating his whereabouts.

Executives of the TEIN branch of the KNUST in a statement, apologized on behalf of the embattled nurse and called on the state to release their colleague who is said to be losing academically as examination approaches.

The whereabouts of Simon Ayamga as well as charge(s) preferred on him remains unclear.

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