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Lawyers For Media General Secures Bail For Takoradi Based Journalist

A Takoradi-based journalist, Paa Kwesi Simpson has been granted a 50,000 Ghana Cedis bail by the High Court in Takoradi.

The host of connect FM, s Omanbapa morning show was picked up by the Police after he published a fake news story about an alleged kidnapping in the Sekondi Takoradi Metropolis.

The journalist was initially remanded for two Weeks in Police custody on charges of publication of fake news with the intent of causing fear and panic contrary to the electronic communications Act 775.

But, in Court today, lawyers of Media General, the parent Company of connect FM were able to secure a bail for the journalist.

He is to report to the Police once a Week to assist in investigations.

He pleaded not guilty to the charges during the Court hearing.

The journalist published the news about an alleged kidnapping case after a caller called to report that, his girlfriend was kidnapped.

He is expected to appear on 16th November for the case to continue.

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