Red alert: Metro FM’s Reporter receives death threats

The Parliamentary Correspondent of Kumasi based Metro FM, Nana Kwaku Bofa is now living fear as he can no longer live in his house nor walk around freely.

Nana Bofa is said to have been receiving several life threatening calls and text and whatsApp messages by some unknown people.

Recounting his ordeal in an interview with Today, the Metro FM Reporter explained that his predicament began after conducting an investigation into a fraud case involving a Ghanaian lady based in United Kingdom, and her friend in Ghana one Madam Ellen Abankwa..

According to Kwaku Bofa, the lady who resides in the United Kingdom contracted him to find out from him if someone can withdraw money from somebody’s bank account without his/her knowledge but he told her it wasn’t possible.

He said based on the information he had, he launched an investigation into the issue and find out the account owner (lady in Ghana) withdrew the money amounting Ghc95,000.00 and later lied to her friend in United Kingdom that someone had withdrawn Ghc95,000.00 from her account without her knowledge.

Nana Bofa hinted that he informed his lady friend in United Kingdom about the outcome of his investigation.

According to him his exposé brought some misunderstanding between the two friends which led to a breakup.

He said Madam Abankwa took offence and has since been threaten him with death messages.

Nana Bofa stated that even though he has since reported the matter to the Amasaman Police Command nothing much has been done by the police to ensure his safety and he is therefore appealing to the police high command to speed up their efforts to apprehend his tormentors.

He said the threatening calls and messages from different cell numbers have kept him in doors and out of public places which is preventing him from carrying his duties as a parliamentary reporter.

When the Deputy Minister for Justice and Attorney General, Mr. Joseph Kpemka Dindiok was contacted to seek his opinion and advice, he first called on Ghanaians to use the appropriate legal channels to address their concerns or grievances but not to take the law into their own hands.

Mr. Kpemka Dindiok assured to follow the issue to ensure that the perpetrators are apprehended and brought to book.

He reiterated that the Ministry of Justice is there to ensure justice for all persons including journalists who are discharging their duties lawfully.

 

Story: Franklin ASARE-DONKOH

Writer’s email: franklin.asare-donkor@todaygh.com

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