- Angry youths locked up the Kumasi offices of the Daily Guide publication
- The youths demanded that the publication recant and apologize for a story regarding the Asantehene
- The story had to do with allegations of money laundering leveled at the Ashanti King
The Kumasi offices of Western Publications, owners of the Daily Guide, have been locked up by angry youths calling themselves the Kumasi Youth Association in connection to the story regarding Asantehene's alleged money laundering of £350,000.
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Staff posted at the Kumasi offices of the Daily Guide were met with an unpleasant surprise this morning when they report to work.
It appears that angry youths who took offence to the publication's carrying the story regarding claims of money laundering against the Ashanti King locked up the offices demanding that the publishers retracts the story.
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Furthermore, calling themselves the Kumasi Youth Association have also demanded that the publication's staff go to the Manhya Palace and apologize to Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II for publishing the story in the first place.
Speaking to Joy News, ACP Kwaku Boah, the Manhya Divisional Commander stated that he could not confirm if there would be any arrest, although he strongly urged the group's leaders to report to the police in order to discuss their concerns in a civil manner.
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Although Mr. Gomda, Chief Editor of the Daily Guide Newspaper, recently referred to the attack of his publication's Ashanti Region offices as disturbing.
"It is worrying really. I don’t see why this kind of thing should happen. We just did an innocuous story, very careful about the subject we were dealing with." Said Mr. Gomda, speaking on Morning Starr with Francis Abban.
Joy New's attempts to speak to the Daily Guide's Ashanti Region Manager on-air were unsuccessful.
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