Aftermath of Ghana’s December 7, 2020 general elections a numbers of Ghanaian Journalists have allegedly been threatened
One of the journalists who works with Accra-base Angel FM, Blessed Godsbrain Smart popularly known as Captain Smart, was allegedly robbed on Sunday evening, December 27, 2020, at Tantra Hill, a suburb of Accra.
All exterior driving mirrors of Captain Smart’s three Toyota four-wheel drives were stolen.
A police report sighted by MyGhanaMedia indicated that the alleged thieves left behind a written note for Captain Smart which was placed on vehicle no GR 9111-16 and which read: “Captain Smart keep supporting NPP. This is just the start and the beginning. We will come back.”
Reacting to this issues member of Parliament for Ofoase-Ayirebi who double as Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has since tweeted, calling on Ghana’s security agencies to investigate the attack on Captain Smart and also the threats against investigative journalist, Manasseh Azure Awuni and Television presenter, Afia Pokua.
According to the Minister, “Ghana’s enviable reputation as a protector of journalists’ rights and freedoms must be preserved.”
It is of critical importance that our security agencies get to the bottom of these complaints and use all the legitimate means at their disposal to unmask the identities of the culprits – whatever their motives – and arrest and prosecute them with speed.
— Kojo Oppong Nkrumah (@konkrumah) December 28, 2020
Manasseh Azure receives death threat after writing opinion piece on Election 2020
Freelance investigative journalist, Manasseh Azure Awuni, has received a fresh death threat after he published an article on the outcome of the 2020 elections.
Manasseh disclosed the latest threat on his life on today’s edition of Newsfile, which among others discussed corruption and media freedom in the year under review.
The threat was sent in an email to him on Christmas Day, a day after the article was published.
The article headlined, ‘ERRORtoral Commission and Akufo-Addo’s coup d’état’, discussed the anomalies with the Techiman South parliamentary results and the denial of the people of Santrokfi, Akpafu, Lolobi and Likpe (SALL) areas.