Nyiraba Paa Kwesi Simpson was held in police custody in the early hours Tuesday 02 November 2021 at the central police station, Takoradi for reporting and publishing fake news on kidnapping.
The host of Connect FM’s Omanbapa morning show claim one Stephen Kumi called into his show that he was expecting her girlfriend Stephanie Kumiwaa two weeks ago but the lady has since not appeared. He later had a call from the lady’s friend that Stephanie has been kidnapped and a ransom of GHC 2000.00 was being demanded.
The journalist went ahead to publish this alleged fake kidnapping on Ghana web and other news portals only for the Ghana Police Service in Takoradi to extend an invitation to him since all checks from the police stations at Mpohor and assembly members in the district were all not aware of the story.
The people in the twin city of Sekondi-Takoradi are asking a fundamental question which begs asking, what is the reason for the wanton faking of kidnapped cases in the Western Region? Could it be because of somebody’s selfish interest?
Nhyiraba Paa Kwesi Simpson, has consistently, based on his compromised stands chooses to broadcast unverified kidnapped cases in the Western Region. Question being asked by well-meaning Ghanaians is that, is it part of the media ethics to cause insecurity because of a mere claim? Why are all kidnapping cases reported this same unethical journalist and always the first to break the news?
The statement from the police and the Assembly Members has rendered the allegation of kidnapping in Mpohor frivolous as well as fake. From reliable source, Paa Kwesi Simpson of Connect FM was invited by the Central Police Station around 1pm and was granted bail around 7:48 pm on the same day.
Below are some post sighted from his facebook page