Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Bawku, in the Upper East region, Amadu Hamza, has been caught on tape threatening to deal with a journalist who works with Source FM.
The MCE who did not know he was being recorded used invectives and unprintable words on the journalist and further threatened him saying “you will see what I will do to you, I will deal with you”.
When contacted the News Editor at Source FM, Simon Asimiga, who has become the target of the MCE told senaradioonline that the only ‘crime’ he know he committed was to question why the MCE who is head of the Municipal Security Council (MUSEC) would flee Bawku to a new residence in Bolgatanga and abandon the very people he is to protect.
“The MCE was speaking on a radio station called Guma FM in Bawku and was touting his achievements that he is the best MCE so far in Bawku.
“So when I heard that, I said it is fine to tout your achievements but you can’t abandon your residence in Bawku and go and stay in Bolgatanga. If you are the MUSEC boss and you can’t protect yourself then how much more the people who have no power?, Simon Asimiga explained.
He said the MCE later called him and launched vituperation at him without provocation, maintaining that he recorded his voice as evidence.
Attacks on Journalists and threats on the life of Journalists have become one too many and people have expressed worry over how accentuating these threats have become in recent times.
Meanwhile Journalists in the Upper East region have been calling for the head of the MCE, arguing that the MCE who issues threats on the life of a journalist has no business to continuously staying in office.
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