The US branch of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) have called for the arrest and prosecution of the Managing Editor of the Insight newspaper, Mr Kwesi Pratt Jnr. for peddling falsehood that the US government was scheming to control the country's newly found oil resources.

"Kwesi Pratt's causing of fear and panic by peddling falsehoods should not only be ignored by discerning public, but must be prosecuted, especially since this government has made it its mantra to prosecute similar statements in the public domain", the group maintained.

According to the group, in a recent panel discussion on Radio Gold's Alhaji and Alhaji political programme, Mr. Kwesi Pratt claimed that there is a grand conspiracy by the United States to gain control of Ghana's oil resource through the establishment of its military base in the country.