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Vandalism at Radio Ada: The inside story [Audio]

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Equipment belonging to the radio station were destroyed during the attack

Management of community radio station, Radio Ada, is still in shock over the 17-minute vandalism that went on at the station’s premises.

The station has lost properties worth millions of cedis following the attack by eight marauding young men.

Sharing the inside story on Adom FM’s morning show, Dwaso Nsem Friday, Head of Programmes and External Communications at Radio Ada, Julius Odoi said the armed thugs stormed the station at 11:30 am on Thursday, January 13, forced themselves through the doorway, and assaulted staff and visitors present.

He said when the presenter in the studio saw the threat, he shut the door when he realised that the thugs were on their way in, but “they forced their way and started slapping him.”

“They then proceeded to vandalize the office space; destroying the on-air studio equipment and furniture while holding their victims hostage at gunpoint,” Julius Odoi stated.

He said their only crime was to explain details of the Songor lagoon lease agreement government and the Mcdan Group in the Dangme language for the people to understand.

We were attacked for discussing the Songor lagoon issues - Management of Radio Ada

Julius alleged that the thugs threatened to kill anyone on the radio station who discusses any issue about the Songor lagoon project.

Though Management has reported to the Big Ada police, he said the staff is traumatised.

Play attached audio below for more.

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Police react to reports of daylight robbery at Bantama

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The Ashanti Regional Police Command has urged the general public to disregard a viral video alleging a daylight robbery at Bantama.

The said video had men on motorbikes who were purportedly robbing a young man of his personal effects, after which they sped off.

But, according to the police, investigations show that the video is a music video that was shot by one King Wahab.

The statement noted the musician and the director have been invited to report to the regional police command for interrogation.

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Motorbikes banned in Bawku after renewed clashes

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The Upper East Regional Security Council (REGSEC) has banned the riding of motorbikes in the Bawku Municipality.

In a press statement signed by the Regional Minister, Stephen Yakubu, the Regional Co-ordinating Council noted that its directive stems from the volatile nature of security in the area.

“The Regional Security Council (REGSEC) has examined the security situation and its volatile nature in the Bawku Township and with immediate effect imposes a ban on riding of motorbikes in the Bawku Municipality and its environs,” part of the January 23 statement read.

In view of this, both sexes are banned from using motorbikes within the area.

Per the statement, “this ban does not include motor tricycles.”

Upper East REGSEC bans riding of motorbikes in Bawku

Meanwhile, MUSEC has been entreated to enforce the directive with the urgency it deserves.

Earlier, REGSEC banned the use of a motorbike by two or more men in the Bawku Municipality and its environs.

The decision prohibiting males from riding with their fellow males was taken after an emergency meeting held on Thursday, January 6, over the security situation in the region.

The ban included “a woman riding on a motorbike and picking a man on the same motorbike.”

However, females were permitted to ride with a colleague female.

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Ibrahim Mahama donates truckload of food items to victims

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Ibrahim Mahama

Chief Executive Officer(CEO) of Engineers and Planners, Mr Ibrahim Mahama, has donated a truckload of food items to victims of the Apeatse explosion in the Prestea Huni-Valley Municipality of the Western Region.

Ibrahim Mahama Donates Truckload of Rice, Mackerel and Oil to Apiate Residents

Thirteen persons perished while 59 others got injured in Thursday’s explosion at Apeatse, a town between Bogoso and Bawdie in the Western Region.

The explosion occurred when a motorcycle allegedly collided with a vehicle carrying mining explosives to a mining site on Thursday, 20 January 2022.

Apart from the deaths, the explosion also destroyed several domestic and commercial properties.

Ibrahim Mahama Donates Truckload of Rice, Mackerel and Oil to Apiate Residents

To mitigate the effect of victims’ plight, Ibrahim Mahama donated five thousand (5000) bags of rice, five thousand (5000) tins of Mackerel and one thousand (1000) gallons of cooking oil among others.

The donation is expected to help ease the suffering of the victims.

He expressed his condolences to the affected families and wished the injured a speedy recovery.

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