Executive Director of Irbard Security Consult, Mr. Irbard Ibrahim is calling for the immediate arrest and prosecution of Joy Fm’s investigative Journalist, Manasseh Azuri Awuni for Treasonous Fear-Mongering by security agencies.
Irbad who believes the documentary of a supposed militia group affiliated to the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) and being trained at the Osu Castle is empty, adds that its airing constitutes fear mongering and could have landed the journalist in jail if Ghana were the United States of America.
“Go do a false-alarm documentary like this shoddy work against the US and see if the State doesn’t change your sleeping place tonight”, he posted on his Facebook wall.
In a latest post, he is calling for the arrest of the journalist for thorough interrogation as his conduct is treasonous to destroy the reputation of the State bringing it’s integrity to question locally and internationally.
The State should summon this guy (Manasseh Azure Awuni) and his collaborators for questioning. It is treasonous to destroy the reputation of the State bringing it’s integrity to question locally and internationally. Freedom of expression doesn’t mean the State should be taken for granted. If this is how these people will behave, the RTI may never see the light of day!”, he said.
Meanwhile, Minister of Information Kojo Oppong Nkrumah on Friday rebuffed some of the claims made by the journalist in the documentary is characterized by series of inaccuracies.
According to him, Nana Wireko Addo who is the former bodyguard of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was assigned the office at the Osu Castle during the heat of vehicle confiscation by a taskforce which he played a role.
“He was assigned an office there [Osu Castle] to work with a taskforce to retrieve landed properties and vehicles in the possession of officials of the erstwhile Mahama Administration” the Minister explained.
He added “a private business office for the stated purposes of his company”, De-Eye group, said to be affiliated to the government.
“Admittedly, this should not have been allowed to happen in the first place,” he told journalists at a news conference in Accra.