‘Trotro’ drivers save Kumasi Journalist from being lynched


The timely intervention of residents and some commercial drivers of the Sofoline bus terminal near Prempeh College in the Ashanti Region, prevented what it could have been a repeat of the unfortunate incident at Denkyira-Boase involving the late Major Maxwell Adam Mahama as a Kumasi-based journalist was nearly lynched.

Isaac Nsiah Foster, a local journalist with Otec FM on Tuesday morning, took to his heels and was being pursued by construction workers with life-threatening objects led by the owner of fuel filling station under construction in the area.

The reporter was at the site to investigate the illegal sighting of the fuel station following incessant complaints from the local residents to the station.

According to the reporter, the owner of the fuel station whose name was given as John Appiah accosted him and asked him to identify himself or he would be killed.

After he made his identity known, he ordered laborers at the site to deal with him claiming he was a criminal and an intruder but he manage to escape.

They started chasing him with pick-ups and shovels but for the timely intervention of residents and some commercial drivers plying the area who came to his rescue after he was heard screaming “I am not a thief, I am a journalist” and running towards.

Meanwhile, the journalist is yet to lodge official complaint to police for investigation as his employers have promised to follow the illegal construction of the fuel station keenly.

Source: mynewsgh.com

Ayamga Bawa Fatawu is a community development practitioner, a Freelancer, Rural Reporter/blogger . He is also a Youth Activist and an environmental advocate. Being the administrator of www. Ghstories.com, Consumed by passion to serve the vulnerable and less privilege in society he gives voice to voiceless and also craves for attention from duty bearers to the plights of the most deprived areas in the country. He also has experienced in child protection having worked with an International Non-Governmental Organization . You can contact him via Phone Number :+233(0)-243154092/203810156 Email :sbloga@yahoo.com

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