Accra FM journalist interdicted for extortion

Accra FM journalist interdicted for extortion

-The Ghana Journalists Association has referred a case of extortion and blackmail by a journalist to the Police CID for further investigations.

-The Accra FM journalist is reported to have demanded five million cedis to kill a story

A journalist of Accra FM, Nana Okyere Gyampa, have been reported to the Crime Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana police service for persistently demanding five million cedis from the Managing Director of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG).

He demanded such an amount of money as a condition for killing a ‘negative story’ against the company.

This act is a clear breach of Article 10 of the GJA Code of Ethics which states that a journalist “ does not accept a bribe or any form of inducement to influence the performance of his or her professional duties”.

Accra FM journalist interdicted for extortion
President of Ghana Journalist Association, Affail Monney Source: Supplied
Source: UGC

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A statement signed by the GJA President, Affail Monney, stated that the journalist in question during an interrogation at the Press Centre admitted to the unethical behaviour of demanding an amount of money to kill a story.

According to the GJA president, after the journalist was interrogated on the demand of the money, he went ahead to threathen the ECG boss a message about publication of the damaging stories as punishment for telling on him the GJA.

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Affail disclosed that the GJA found the behaviour of the journalist before, during and after its investigation, unrepentant, arrogant, reprehensible, unacceptable , mercenary and a clear breach of Article 10 of the GJA Code of Ethics

He therefore urged the CID to investigate the case further and allow the law to take its course

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