The Criminal Investigation Department of the Ghana Police Service has invited radio show host Mugabe Maase of Radio XYZ, to assist them with any intelligence he may have in connection with alleged threats on the life of Multimedia Group Ltd investigative journalist, Manasseh Azure Awuni.
A letter to that effect, signed by the Director General of Police CID, DCOP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Dankwa, asked the management of Radio XYZ to release Mugabe to enable him to meet a CID officer at 4 pm on Tuesday.
He is requested to assist the police with any information he has on the alleged threat of death to Manase following the airing of the documentary – Militia in the Heart of the City on Joy TV.
“… There is report of threat of death on the life of Joy FM Journalist, Mr. Mannesseh Azure Awuni. This threat happened in the wake of the airing of the documentary titled ‘MILITIA IN THE HEART OF THE CITY’ on DE EYE GROUP’ on Joy TV on 7th March 2019’, the letter said in part.
Mugabe is alleged to have said on his radio show at XYZ that he had credible information regarding a threat on the life of Manasseh and urges the police to take preventive measures.
The documentary lists the governing New Patriotic Party as the apparent sponsors of a group of youth numbering about 400 said to be militiamen under training at the Osu Castle.
Government has since denied knowledge of the existence of any such group and explained that persons captured in the documentary, were actually job seekers.