Mpohor:Connect FM Journalist Remanded For Publishing False Kidnapping Story

A journalist at Connect Fm Nhyiraba Paa Kwesi Simpson has been remanded into police custody for two weeks for publishing a story about a kidnapping that was said to have happened in the western region.

According to reports, the journalist was arrested after he received a call on his show on Connect FM a subsidiary of the Media General Group owners of TV3 about a lady who had been kidnapped which led to him writing an article about it as well as broadcasting it on his show on radio.

The young man after reporting and publishing the issue was said to have been arrested by the police for publishing false news as well as broadcasting something which they claim as being false.

Well in the latest update the station where the journalist works has revealed that they would be appealing for the release of their employee since he was just doing his job on a reportage he got.

Media General speaking on the issue wrote saying;

Lawyers for Media General are preparing to file a notice to appeal a decision by a circuit court in Takoradi on the matter involving Nhyiraba Paa Kwesi Simpson.

This was after he and another person were refused bail and remanded by the court in for two weeks in connection with an alleged kidnapping case at Mpohor which the police are describing as a “hoax”.

He has pleaded not guilty to charges of publication of false news with the intent of causing fear and alarm to the public contrary to the Public Order Act, and false publication of news through an electronic device contrary to the Electronic Communications Act, 775 of 2008.

In his plea for bail, Counsel Ebo Donkor said Nhyiraba Paa Kwesi Simpson must be seen as one who was only doing his work as a journalist and as such should be treated as an interested person in the investigations and not an accused person.

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