Ada: Thugs Vandalize Radio Station; Assault Presenter
Some unknown hoodlums have violently attacked the premises of Radio Ada, a community radio station at Ada in the Greater Accra Region. The incident happened yesterday, the January 13, 2022, at about 11;30 am. The weapon-wielding thugs numbering about 10 according to reports ransacked some of the station’s offices and
beat up two of its staff members over the content of one of the station’s flagship programs. They first manhandled some staff members of the station, who had then refused to disclose the whereabouts of some senior management members that the thugs had asked about. Later, they also stormed one of the station’s
studios, assaulted the presenter, and vandalized some of the equipments in there. Julius Odoi, In-charge of Programmes and External Communications at Radio Ada confirmed the attack. When the presenter in the studio realized that the thugs were coming in, he shut the door, but the thugs forced and broke into it. So he
asked them why they had entered the studio, and they started slapping him. They also removed the monitor and the other equipment in the studio and damaged them. The presenter was beaten in the stomach and destroyed everything. From there, the thugs moved out and asked other staff members to kneel down, warning
them to stop some of the programs they have been hosting, he said. A complaint has since been filed with the police in Ada. The Police administration has thus issued a medical form to the assaulted persons to seek medical care. They have also visited the premises of the media house to gather preliminary information and for further investigation.