Munti FM panelists lack capacity to harm judges - BNI

Munti FM panelists lack capacity to harm judges - BNI

The Bureau of National Investigation (BNI) has said that the two radio panelists on Muntie FM who threatened the lives of judges in the country do not have the capacity to carry out the threat.

In a statement, the BNI said that investigations revealed that Alistair Nelson and Godwin Gunn had only made the remarks in “a show of needless bravado”.

It said it had arrested the two because of the two current volatile security situation in the country as the country inches towards the 2016 elections.

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The BNI said several media outlets had become outlets for "intemperate vituperations, personal attacks, and outright insults”, a situation the agency says poses a serious security concern.

It, therefore, urged all communicators in the media to tone down on their rhetoric.

"As part of our constitutional mandate to safeguard Ghana’s political environment for all Ghanaians, we advise all discussants to avoid intemperate and inflammatory language and innuendoes that have the tendency to create fear and panic and that tend to cause breaches of the peace.

"The Bureau notes that the rights of self-expression and media freedom are enshrined in our constitution, and several governmental and non- governmental institutions such as the National Media Commission (NMC), the National Communications Authority (NCA), the Ghana Journalists," it said.

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