Renowned Broadcast Journalist sacked over blackmail?
Reports reaching mynewsgh.com indicate that a broadcast journalist with one of the most prominent media organizations in the country has been relieved of his duties for misconducting himself.
Sources revealed the said journalist who is also the morning show host of a prominent Accra-based radio station, has been suspended for six months but there are doubts if he will even be allowed back to the station following series of complaints by some persons about his conduct.
His slot has since been taken over by another host and indications are that the sit-in host is likely to be the regular feature following claims that the former host is dragging the name of the station into disrepute.
In recent times, the journalist (name withheld) was said to have conspired with others to hang a ‘perception of corruption’ on the Nana Akufo-Addo led-government and some of the President’s key appointees.
The modus operandi was targeted at victims who would be smeared with allegations of corruption through a manipulative and fierce ‘trial-by-media’.
Key on the list is the Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta, Chief Executive of COCOBOD Joseph Boahen Aidoo, Deputy Chief of Staff Samuel Abu Jinapor, Trade Minister Alan Kyeremanten and Director General of the National Lotteries Authority (NLA), Kofi Osei Ameyaw who has moles from his outfit manufacturing fictional allegations and leaking same to journalists as though they were authentic.
As part of the plot, a supposed bank statement of the NLA was passed around media circles with the collusion of some peeved elements at the Authority with a bizarre story that Osei-Ameyaw had used a credit card of the Authority to purchase a box of jewelry for the First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo.
The idea was to throw the nasty story out in the public domain, set an agenda for it to become a topical issue, get particular anti-corruption organizations to pick it up and call on the President sack the NLA boss and to order a probe into it the allegation.
Mynewsgh.com, however, gathered that this among other murky issues the journalist found himself in could have led to his expulsion from the radio station though many have not taken cognizance of his absence.