Power 97.9FM’s news anchor, Beposohemaa Nana Yaa Amanfo says her life is being threatened after a government official called for her to be shot and killed.
The young journalist was threatened by the Bono Regional Coordinator for Nation Builders Corps (NABCO), Gabriel Korang-Ababio, who could not stand her in a conversation Wednesday night.
According to Ms Amanfo, both of them were engaging in a heated exchanges on a whatsappp group when Korang-Ababio incited the public to shoot her.
“The Bono NPP Chairman, Kwame Baffoe who is also known as Abronnye DC in a write-up acussed former President John Mahama as the one behind the alleged coup that was foiled by the government last weekend. I then questioned his source of information and his boys who could not stand the debate started hurling insults at me. Gabby, who is one of his allies descended on me and posted my picture in the group and called for the public to attack and kill me wherever they see me,” Ms Amanfo told XYZ News.
A screenshot of Gabby’s threat on her life sighted by Myxyzonline.com reads “A face of a thief. A criminal who is armed and dangerous. Feel free to shoot and kill her if you see it.”
Nana Yaa Amanfo has reported the matter to the police for further action.
She is the latest journalist to experience the much talked about media suppression under the Akufo-Addo government in recent times, which includes the closure of two opposition radio stations – Radio Gold and XYZ.
Some two (2) journalists were manhandled at the headquarters of the ruling New Patriotic Party(NPP) in Accra on Thursday, December 21 2017.
The journalists from TV3 and Ghanaweb had gone to give coverage to a demonstration by NPP supporters from the Elembelle Constituency in the Western region, who were not happy about an ongoing polling station registration and were demanding a clean register ahead of their elections in January 2018.