Paul Adom-Otchere admits going overboard

Paul Adom-Otchere admits going overboard

Ace journalist Paul Adom-Otchere has admitted going overboard with his rants against an investigative work done by colleague journalist Manneseh Azuri Awuni.

According to him, there were parts of the rant which he, in hindsight, realised were "wild" after watching the video again.

The host of Metro TV's Good Evening Ghana on the Tuesday, September 5 edition, laid into Multimedia journalist Manneseh Azuri Awuni for an investigative piece he did on the Jospong Group of Companies and its subsidiaries.

Paul Adom-Otchere admits going overboard

Paul Adom-Otchere admits going overboard

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According to Mr. Adom-Otchere, the facts of the investigation were incomplete and went as far as referring to Mr. Azure as "opana" on his show.

In a rant that lasted over 40 minutes, Mr Adom-Otchere appeared to be in support of a statement issued by the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) cautioning journalists to know where to draw the line so as not to end up  destroying businesses and individuals who contribute to the growth of the economy.

In his view the GJA was right, while suggesting that Mr. Azure's investigation was a classical example of what the GJA was cautioning its members about.

The manner in which he stated his opinion, though, quickly divided opinion among Ghanaians, with certain quarters suggesting that he went overboard with his rants against Mr. Azure.

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However, the Good Evening Ghana host has now admitted overreacting,  while also accepting that his animation "was not the best".

Speaking on Joy FM's Ghana Connect Friday, Mr. Adom-Otchere said: “To those who felt offended, I would say that I am with them because when I saw the video, I noticed that the animation at some part was somewhat wild."

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