- The Ghana Police Service says 16 people were arrested for storming the studios of UTV on October 7
- The police said a complaint was made to them by the Despite Media Group and the Ministry of Information
- A video of the incident went viral online, sparking widespread condemnation from observers
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Police have arrested 16 people for invading the studio of UTV on Saturday, October 7, 2023.
The 16 are believed to be New Patriotic Party (NPP) supporters who were looking to confront pundit Kwame A Plus during the United Showbiz programme.
According to a statement from the police, the arrest follows a complaint made by the Despite Media Group and the Ministry of Information.
These persons are currently assisting police with investigations.
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Richard Ahiagbah, the Director of Communications for the NPP, called the situation unfortunate.
A video of the incident went viral online, sparking widespread condemnation from observers.
Reacting to the incident, A Plus said Ernest Owusu-Bempah, Deputy Director of Communications for the NPP, was behind the attack on UTV.
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According to him, the sitting government sent a letter to UTV asking them to stop airing his program.
Fans side with him, expressing their views on why a private television would make such a decision.
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YEN.com.gh reported previously that fans mobbed Shatta Wale as he left UTV after his appearance on UTV's United Showbiz.
Even though Shatta Wale left UTV's premises around midnight, loads of fans gathered outside, waiting to cheer him.
Some fans were chanting and sending messages to Arnold Baidoo, who had earlier angered Wale on the show.
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