- A Ghsplash blogger, Candy, has been arrested for publishing fake news
- She claimed Ghanaian actor Liwin had knocked down an individual in front of Peace FM with his customized vehicle
A journalist, identified as Candy, has been arrested in connection with publishing fake news about Kumawood actor Kojo Nkansah, popularly known in showbiz circles as ‘Liwin’
The blogger, who runs ghsplash.com, claimed in her story that the actor had run down an individual with his customized vehicle.
The incident is reported to have occurred in front of the Peace FM building at Tesano in Accra, yesterday, October 29, 2018.
Checks by broadcaster Abeiku Santana, who happened to work within the same building revealed that no such incident occurred, as stated in the report.
Abeiku further revealed that the actor in question was actually at the station on the said date but did not drive to the premises.
In a video cited by YEN.com.gh on my MyNewsgh.com, the blogger was later in the day lured to the premises of Peace FM and embarrassed on live TV, as she could not provide answers to the story she published on her blog.
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All she could say was the headline had no relation whatsoever with the story she published.
“If you read the headline, it is different from the body. The content says Liwin parked his car an someone hit it. Pressed to substantiate her claim, she fumbled and stated that she was sorry.”
In response, Liwin expressed disappointment at the level at which bloggers wrote and published false news about people.
He added those who did such an act should be prosecuted to deter others from doing same.
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