- A journalist was narrowly saved from lynching by "trotro drivers" in Kumasi-based
- The journalist was allegedly following up on reports of an illegal fuel station being set up in the area
Save the timely intercession of some commercial bus drivers at the Sofoline Bus Terminal in the Ashanti Region of Ghana, a Kumasi-based journalist would have faced the same fate as the late Major Maxwell Mahama.
According to media reports, the journalist, one Isaac Nsiah Foster was nearly lynched by some irate residents.
The young journalist, who reportedly works with the Kumasi-based radio station Otec FM, was chased by some construction workers as he was pursuing a story in the area.
He was alleged following reports from residents that a new fuel station which was being built illegally. However, he encountered angry construction workers who chased after him with life-threatening objects after they got news of why the journalist was "snooping" around.
The angry crowd was reportedly led by the owner of fuel filling station, one John Appiah.
The journalist reportedly took to his heels, while shouting, "I am not a thief, I am a journalist", after they started chasing him.
Subsequently, residents of the area and "trotro" drivers around came to his aid and stop the crowd for causing harm to him.
After he was saved from the crowd, the journalist told his "saviours" that the fuel station manager had incited the workers against him after finding out his identity.
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