A renowned Ghanaian broadcast journalist with the state broadcaster, Abdul Hayi Moomen has made public, a threat on his life as a journalist.
This was made known, when the news editor and anchor at Ghana Broadcasting Cooperation (GBC) wrote on his Facebook wall today, December 28, emphasising that he has already reported the case at the Nima Police Station in Accra.
Abdul Hayi Moomen also accompanied the write-up with a picture of a guy in black singlet and short trousers.
“I have lodged an official complaint to the Nima police. But should anything happen to me or any member of my family, please help them to track the guy in black (it’s the best shot I could get of him under the circumstances). He and his friends have threatened to deal with me. They say they know where I live and that, that job will be easy”, he wrote.
It is not clear what what the GBC journalist did to warrant such threats from the man and his friends, but, reading from the post, it had to do with work.
Threats on journalists or media personnel have become rampant in Ghana from politicians, who feel the work of such journalists or media houses are affecting them somehow.
The recent one was on freelancer and an award-winning investigative journalist, Manasseh Azure Awuni on his article on the just ended elections in Ghana.
Manasseh said he received an email warning on him to “check his utterances or he will be killed like fellow investigative journalist, Ahmed Suale.
Speaking on Joy Newsfile in Accra, Manasseh said the article he wrote was specifically on the shenanigans in Techiman South and the inability of the people in SALL to vote in the parliamentary elections.
The Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) is demanding of the Ghana Police Service to investigate, arrest and prosecute as swiftly and decisively as possible, anyone behind death threats to freelance investigative journalist, Manasseh Azure Awuni.
Meanwhile, anti-corruption journalist said that despite threats against his life, he won’t relent in his fight against corruption.According to him, if personal safety is prioritised over the country’s progress, nothing will get done by the people and everyone would ultimately suffer the consequences.
“I will do what is right and trust God to protect me,” he said Monday on JoyFM’s Super Morning Show (SMS).